Six thousand indigenous women living near Ranchi and Hazaribagh have been trained to make iPhones.
Telecom and Information Technology (IT) Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Tuesday that India’s largest factory for manufacturing Apple iPhones will be located near Hosur near Bengaluru and it will employ more than 60,000 people.
The minister was speaking at the Janjatiya Gaurav Divas ceremony in Karnataka Raj Bhavan. He said 6,000 indigenous women living near Ranchi and Hazaribagh have been trained to make iPhones.
It can be noted that Apple has outsourced the manufacturing of iPhone cases to Tata Electronics, which has a factory in Hosur.
“Apple’s iPhone is now made in India. It is the largest factory in India and is set up in Hosur near Bengaluru. 60,000 people work in a single factory. The first 6,000 employees of this 60,000 employees are our ancestral sisters from towns near Ranchi and Hazaribagh. Ancestors are trained to make Apple iPhone,” said the minister.
According to reports, Apple had recently started assembling the iPhone 14 model in India. Foxconn, Apple’s chief iPhone engineer, manufactures the devices at the Sriperumbudur factory on the outskirts of Chennai. Apple has been manufacturing iPhones in India since 2017, but these were mostly older models.