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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1571
ANSWERED ON:  27.11.2019
Defence Manufacturing Hub
Achyutananda Samanta
Will the Minister of



DEFENCE be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the Government proposes to make Odisha a defence manufacturing hub and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;
(b) whether the Government proposes to make Kandhamal a defence manufacturing hub as it could be an ideal location for bolstering defence manufacturing and if so, the details
thereof;
(c) whether the Government has appointed or proposes to appoint a committee to examine this suggestion; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
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(a) to (d): Hon’ble Finance Minister in his Budget Speech on 1st February, 2018 had announced setting up of two Defence Industrial Corridors in the country. In pursuance to the said announcement, it has been decided to develop one such corridor in Uttar Pradesh and the other one in Tamil Nadu. At present, there is no proposal for setting up of any additional Defence Industrial Corridor or manufacturing hub in the country.
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