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Semiconductor plant: ‘Maharashtra tried to outbid…’ – Anil Agarwal explains why Vedanta-Foxconn chosen Gujarat


A day after Vedanta introduced that it was organising a semiconductor plant with Foxconn in Gujarat, its chairman Anil Agarwal late Wednesday night defined how his firm zeroed in on the state for a Rs 1.54 lakh crore funding.

Gujarat’s choice for this mega challenge shocked many particularly politicians who have been underneath the impression that Vedanta had virtually selected Maharashtra. The officers from Vedanta had in reality had a number of rounds of discussions on the larger degree, together with assembly with Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis.    

As we speak, Agarwal stated Vedanta-Foxconn had been professionally assessing the positioning for multi-billion greenback funding, and “it is a scientific and monetary course of which takes a number of years”. He stated the corporate began the method about two years in the past and a workforce of inside and exterior skilled businesses shortlisted a number of states like Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.

“For the final two years, we have now been partaking with every of those governments in addition to the central authorities and have obtained incredible assist. We selected Gujarat few months in the past as they met our expectations,” he added. Agarwal, nonetheless, stated that Maharashtra tried to outbid different states with a aggressive supply however Vedanta settled with Gujarat.  

“However in July assembly with Maharashtra management, they made an enormous effort to outbid different states with a aggressive supply. We’ve to start out in a single place and based mostly on skilled and impartial recommendation we selected Gujarat,” he stated.

The Vedanta chairman additional stated that this multibillion-dollar long-term funding will change the course of Indian electronics. “We’ll create a pan-India ecosystem & are absolutely dedicated to investing in Maharashtra as effectively. Maharashtra will likely be our key to ahead integration in our Gujarat JV,” he stated.




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