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Defence Industrial Corridors in Tamil Nadu

India - Press Information Bureau

Ministry of Defence

Posted On: 06 DEC 2021 3:37PM by PIB Delhi

As per information received from Government of Tamil Nadu, three proposals have been sent to Government of India concerning Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor (TNDIC). The details and status of these proposals are as follows:

(i) Establishment of testing facilities under Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) of Ministry of Defence (MoD). The State Government has been directed to participate in the tender process and follow the procedure/ scheme guidelines in this regard.

(ii) Leasing of about 160 acres of defence land in taluka Ulundurpettai, Viluppuram district of Tamil Nadu for creation of Aviation Technology Hub. This proposal is outside the identified nodes of TNDIC.

(iii) A proposal has been submitted to Airport Authority of India (AAI) for establishment of Aircraft MRO Complex in 50 acres of land at Chennai Airport.

The Defence Industrial Corridors including TNDIC have been established to attract investments from public / private industries to develop defence manufacturing ecosystem. As per information received from Government of Tamil Nadu, action has been taken to develop TNDIC and an Aerospace &Defence (A&D)policy for incentivizing investments bythe industries in the TNDIC has been notified. They have started land acquisition and taken action to develop defence industrial parks, aerospace parks etc. and signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) with 39 (thirtynine) private/public industries. Against the projected investments worth Rs. 12226.00 Crore as per MoUs with various private/public industries in the TNDIC, investment of more than Rs 2,200 crore have already been made in the last three years. Further, the State Government of Tamil Nadu has also spent Rs. 30 Crore for development of Aerospace park.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri P. Wilson in Rajya Sabha today.


(Release ID: 1778461)

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