Samsung signs MoU to invest Rs. 1,970 crores in its Noida plant

Samsung is taking steps to make its roots deeper in India. The company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Akhilesh Yadav for investing a whopping sum of Rs. 1,970 crores in Uttar Pradesh.

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Under the MoU, Samsung will be setting up a manufacturing unit in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. However, at this unit Samsung will not be manufacturing its major smartphones. The unit will be the leading manufacturer for “Free Samajwadi Smartphone Scheme” started by Akhilesh Yadav.

The scheme will come into execution if Samajwadi party wins the next state assembly polls. The Free Smartphone Scheme reminds us of “Free Samajwadi Laptop Scheme” which was fulfilled by HCL and HP. Under the free smartphone scheme, all the residents of Uttar Pradesh above the age of 18 years and qualification of Matriculation would be given free phones.

Addressing Samsung for the project, Akhilesh Yadav said,”Noida is the symbol of Uttar Pradesh and India’s industrialization and growth ever since the economic liberalization twenty years ago. Samsung has been our partner in this growth right since 1996. It has created thousands of jobs, supported business, developed the service sector and helped give global recognition to Noida. Today’s MoU is yet another step in converting Noida into the electronics hub of India. I am happy Samsung is pioneering this transformation yet again.”

Interestingly, Samsung currently runs two factories and three R&D centers in India with an employee base of over 40,000. The future of this scheme is highly reliant on the state elections. We wonder if the voters in Uttar Pradesh would vote for the sole reason of getting a free smartphone? Err, they better not! On a lighter note, UP elections would be on the watchlist of Samsung this time.

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Sudhakar
October 18, 2016 6:14 pm 6:14 PM
Samsung will compensate for the component suppliers for the discontinued Note 7. The news about the unreliability chinese company phones are not coming out because of UTT dealing between them and media. Kudos to Samsung for being generous to compensate the component suppliers. Samsung, I trust you being a Note 4 SM-910G customer. Please launch S8 with 6 inch 1440p display, 4500 mAh removable battery, 128 GB internal memory, 6 GB RAM, support upto 2048 GB microSD card, FM radio, 21 MP (16:9) rear camera with laser AF, triple LED flash and OIS (with resolution options of 2 MP (16:9),… Read more »
Akash
October 18, 2016 7:59 pm 7:59 PM

And Sudhakar will buy it even if costs 2.5 lakh 🙂

Atheist
October 18, 2016 9:48 am 9:48 AM

boycott this brand which exports all shitty and cheaper quality models to developing countries and still charges as much as developed countries. this company had nothing like product testing, quality control and stuff

SHUBHAM(LUCKNOW,U P EAST)
October 18, 2016 8:31 am 8:31 AM

Apna uttar pradesh.. bane uttam pradesh…

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