Karnataka adopts Chinese model of cluster industries

Bangalore, February 20, 2019:  Karnataka has decided to go in for  China-model industrial clusters -- and the first two were launched this week by Chief Minister Kumaraswamy .. The clusters  -- for  toys in  Koppal   and for textiles in Ballari were a part of the programme to develop nine world class sector specific clusters in different districts of the state.
The launch of these two industrial clusters would generate  1000,000 in each district where the clusters are located, said the Chief Minister. With more than 400 Research and Development centers, the State is one of the top five R&D ecosystems of the world, he added.
Dr G Parameshwara, Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government will give priority to basic amenities in all the cities of the state. “Suburban rail, integrated roads, an industrial-friendly environment incorporating modern technology and investor-friendly environment will attract investors. In the coming months, the government aims to create employment through capital investment. By adopting the China-model industrial cluster development the government aims to develop districts at par with Bengaluru”, he said.
Minister for Large and Medium Industries K J George said that the government had announced the China-model of industrial cluster development and nine such world-class clusters will be developed across the state. “The aim of this program is to bring competitiveness in production  and an employment potential of one lakh jobs for youth in each district and the overall development of the State”, he added.
Dr S Subramanya, Economic Advisor to the Chief Minister said after the German government adopted “Industry 4.0” – where new smart business and manufacturing paradigm emerged - as a high-tech strategy to sustain economic growth in 2011, other major economies including China, Japan, South Korea and the United States wasted no time in tailoring their approach. In China, the State Council has laid down the national development blueprint of the Made in China 2025”, marking the beginning of a full-scale attempt to revamp and upgrade its manufacturing sector, he added