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Fifty two companies file applications for PLI Scheme for White Goods (ACs and LED Lights)

WebdeskSep 16, 2021, 05:58 PM IST

Fifty two companies file applications for PLI Scheme for White Goods (ACs and LED Lights)

Major Global and Domestic companies commit investments of Rs 5,866 Crore in PLI Scheme for White Goods, production worth Rs 2,71,000 crore of components expected over next five years.


A total of 52 companies have filed their application with a committed investment of Rs 5,866 crore under the PLI scheme to incentivize the domestic manufacturing of components of White Goods (Air conditioners and LED lights), applications for which closed on 15 September 2021. The PLI Scheme was notified on 16.04.2021.

Several companies like Daikin, Panasonic, Hitachi, Mettube, Nidec, Voltas, Bluestar, Havells, Amber, EPack, TVS-Lucas, Dixon, R K Lighting, Uniglobus, RadhikaOpto, Syska, among others, have applied for manufacturing critical components of Air conditioners and LED Lights. 

Applications have been filed to produce components that are presently not manufactured in India pith sufficient capacity. For Air Conditioners, several companies will be manufacturing compressors, copper tubing, aluminium stock for foils, control assemblies for IDU or ODU, Display units, BLDC motors, among other components. Similarly, for LED Lights, LED Chip packaging, LED Drivers, LED Engines, LED Light Management Systems, PCBs including metal-clad PCBs and Wire-wound inductors etc., will be manufactured in India.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Hon’ble Prime Minister has approved the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme for White Goods (Air Conditioners and LED lights) to be implemented over FY 2021-22 to FY 2028-29 with an outlay of Rs. 6238 Crore on 7 April 2021. DPIIT notified the Scheme on 16.04.2021. The Scheme Guidelines were published on 4 June 2021. Online applications have been received from 15 June 2021 till 15 September 2021. The selection of applicants will be done within 60 days from the date of closure of the application window, i.e. by 15.11.2021.

The PLI Scheme on White Goods is designed to create a complete component ecosystem for Air Conditioners and LED Lights Industry in India and make India an integral part of the global supply chains. The Scheme shall extend an incentive of 4% to 6% on incremental sales for a period of five (5) years subsequent to the base year and one year of gestation period. Only manufacturing of components of ACs and LED Lights will be incentivized under the Scheme.

The Scheme will incentivize the manufacturing of components of ACs and LED Lights. 90% Bill of Material (BoM) of ACs and 87% of BoM of LED Lights are covered under PLI Scheme. It will increase value addition in the Country from 20% to 80-85% and develop a robust component ecosystem for AC Industry and LED Lights Industry.

Selection of companies for the Scheme shall incentivize manufacturing of components or sub-assemblies presently not manufactured in India with sufficient capacity. Mere assembly of finished goods is not being incentivized.

Over the next five years, the Scheme is expected to lead to the total production of about INR 2,71,000 crore of components of ACs and LEDs. The scheme will bring additional investment in the component manufacturing ecosystem of the ACs and LED Lights industry to the tune of INR 5,886 crore. 31 Companies have committed investments of about Rs 4995 cr for AC Components, and 21 Companies have committed investments of Rs 871 cr for LED components.

The scheme will generate approx. 2 lakh direct and indirect employment opportunities in the next five years.

Domestic Value Addition is expected to grow from the current 15-20% to 75-80%.

Courtesy: PIB



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