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Land Acquired for Defence Corridor

Ministry of Defence

Land Acquired for Defence Corridor

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26 JUL 2021 3:27PM by PIB Delhi

Central Government has established two Defence Industrial Corridors (DICs), one each in the States of Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu respectively.  Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) has 06(six) identified nodes viz. Agra, Aligarh, Chitrakoot, Jhansi, Kanpur and Lucknow.  Similarly, Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor (TNDIC) has 05(five) identified nodes viz. Chennai, Coimbatore, Hosur, Salem and Tiruchirappalli. To facilitate public/private sector for the investment in the two DICs, both State Governments have acquired lands at the identified nodes.  The State-wise details of the land acquired by both the State Governments in the year 2020-21 are as follows:

Name of State

Land Acquired in the year 2020-21 (in Hectare)

Uttar Pradesh


Tamil Nadu



The establishment of the DICs aims at providing fillip to the defence manufacturing ecosystem through synergistic development of technologies, promote growth of private domestic manufacturers, including MSMEs and Start-Ups.  At present, both DICs are in their formative stages.  In the UPDIC, Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA), the nodal agency, has signed 55 Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with private industries, worth potential investments of Rs.7449.33 crore.  In the TNDIC, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), the nodal agency, has signed 22 MoUs with private/public industries, worth potential investments of Rs.4800 crore.  As on 19 July, 2021, the total investment made by Public/private sector in the UPDIC and TNDIC are Rs.1236.10 crore and Rs.2252.28 crore respectively.  The production of armament/ammunition; components of aerospace industries; missile systems; and establishment of research & development facilities has been envisaged in the two DICs.  Since the two DICs are in formative stages, it may not be possible to assess the numbers of likely employment.  However,  as per present estimates reported by the respective State Governments based on MoUs signed by them with the Industries, the UPDIC has potential to generate employment for more than 16,700 persons, and the TNDIC has potential to generate employment for 25,000 persons in coming years.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Shri Rewati Raman Singh in Rajya Sabha today.



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