MODIFIED ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURING CLUSTERS SCHEME
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The Union Cabinet approves Modified Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMC 2.0) Scheme.
- The scheme provides for development of world class infrastructure along with common facilities and amenities through Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs).
- The Scheme would support setting up of both Electronics Manufacturing Clusters (EMCs) and Common Facility Centers (CFCs).
- An Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (EMC)would set up in geographical areas of certain minimum extent, preferably contiguous, where the focus is on development of basic infrastructure, amenities and other common facilities for the ESDM units.
- For Common Facility Centre (CFC), there should be a significant number of existing ESDM units located in the area and the focus is on upgrading common technical infrastructure and providing common facilities for the ESDM units in such EMCs, Industrial Areas/Parks/industrial corridors.
- Benefits: Following are the benefits of the scheme;
- Availability of ready infrastructure and Plug & Play facility for attracting investment in electronics sector.
- New investment in electronics sector
- Jobs created by the manufacturing units;
- Revenue in the form of taxes paid by the manufacturing units
- About the period: It is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic, spanning 60 million years from the end of the Silurian, 419.2 million years ago, to the beginning of the Carboniferous, 358.9 Mya.
- It is named after Devon, England, where rocks from this period were first studied.
- The first significant adaptive radiation of life on dry land occurred during the Devonian.
- Free-sporing vascular plants began to spread across dry land, forming extensive forests which covered the continents.
- By the end of the period the first seed-bearing plants appeared.
- Various terrestrial arthropods also became well-established.
- Fish reached substantial diversity during this time, leading the Devonian to often be dubbed the Age of Fishes.
- The ancestors of all four-limbed vertebrates (tetrapods) began adapting to walking on land, as their strong pectoral and pelvic fins gradually evolved into legs.
- The first ammonites, species of molluscs, appeared.
- The palaeogeographywas dominated by the supercontinent of Gondwana to the south, the continent of Siberia to the north, and the early formation of the small continent of Euramerica in between.
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