Nokia Plant in Tamil Nadu Left as an ‘Orphaned Child’: Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad Sunday said the Nokia facility at Sriperumbudur near Chennai, was left like an “orphaned child” and the Centre was “on the job” to make it operational.

Finland-based Nokia had provided jobs to 8,000 people when the facility, which produced mobile phones in Sriperumbudur was functioning with full capacity.

The factory was left out of the $7.2 billion (roughly Rs. 46,092 crores) deal that was signed between Microsoft and Nokia in 2014.

“The Nokia facility was left as an orphaned child.. I tried my best… You know Microsoft took over Nokia but left the Nokia plant (due to double) taxing issue,” the Minister for Law and Justice, Electronics and Information Technology said.

This article was sourced from Gadgets360

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