Rajasthan government to offer land to Tesla for manufacturing unit in Bhiwandi

  • After the  Elon Musk-led electric car manufacturer commenced its R&D center in Bengaluru, the Gujarat government has decided to offer its two biggest ports Kandla and Mundra to carry out the manufacturing or assembling work
  • Rajiv Arora, president of the Federation of Rajasthan Exporters urged the government must offer an ideal location for the carmaker and a special incentive package to attract them to the state

The United States-based global automobile manufacturing firm TESLA has announced plans to set up its manufacturing units and Research and Development (R&D) centers in India to boost the country’s electric vehicle industry. The government has taken several initiatives for the past couple of months to boost this sector such as incentive packages along with offering lands. This time, the Rajasthan government has also decided to offer land to the company to set up its unit in Bhiwandi. 

According to the report of the Economic Times, the company is yet to give plan details for its centers. In the letter, the state government said, “Consider Rajasthan state as a location for your future manufacturing unit In India.”

After the Elon Musk-led electric car manufacturer commenced its R&D center in Bengaluru, the Gujarat government has decided to offer its two biggest ports Kandla and Mundra to carry out the manufacturing or assembling work. According to S.K. Mehta, chairman of Centre-owned Deendayal Port Trust, Gujarat is ideal for Tesla because the state has proven itself as one of the best industrial states in India, especially for manufacturing auto components.

According to a report of Economic Times, Vaibhav Taneja, director, Tesla India Motors and Energy Pvt Ltd, undersigned by RIICO managing director Ashutosh Pednekar, said that the state’s investment promotion scheme offers “the most attractive incentive scheme amongst all Indian states. It added that the state will be glad to provide customized solutions to Tesla for its big-ticket investment in the state.

According to some sources, Rajiv Arora, president of the Federation of Rajasthan Exporters had previously written a letter to the chief minister to urge Tesla to start its work in the state. According to him, the government must offer an ideal location for the carmaker and a special incentive package to attract them in the state. 

It added that RIICO is currently opening industrial areas across Rajasthan for allotment, spread over 17,250 acres. The letter said the department “will be happy to facilitate identification of possible locations and in streamlining various further requirements.”

As per a ministry of corporate affairs (MCA) document, the company registered itself in India in the name of Tesla India Motors And Energy Private Limited in Bengaluru Karnataka with an authorized capital of Rs 15 lakh and a paid-up capital of Rs 1 lakh.

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