Reliance to set up TV, handset making facility in Andhra Pradesh


HYDERABAD: Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Industries has decided to set up an electronics park, spread over 150 acres, in Andhra Pradesh’s temple town Tirupati to make mobiles and televisions, involving huge undisclosed investments.

Tirupati, which already has a large mobile manufacturing cluster of domestic handset manufacturers such as Celkon, Micromax, Lava and Karbonn, will now house the facility of Reliance Jio that would produce 10 million Jio mobile handsets, televisions, chip design, batteries and set-top boxes.

Sources in the Andhra Pradesh government said a commitment on large investments involving thousands of crores of rupees was made by Mukesh Ambani during his meeting with the Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday evening.

Sources said, Ambani has also promised to set up a digital infrastructure, telecom and IT startup ecosystem at Amaravati over a 50-acre campus and a large solar plant with a capacity of 150MW at Peddapuram.

He also offered to set up citizen service centres in 5,000 villages spread across Andhra Pradesh to take the government services to the people in an affordable way.

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