Proposal to set up Defence Industrial Corridor In Salem, Tamil Nadu

Hon’ble Finance Minister in his budget speech (2018-19) 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 Tamil Nadu and the other one in Uttar Pradesh.The Government has identified five nodal points in Tamil Nadu for setting up the Tamil Nadu Corridor which includes Salem.Other identified nodes are Chennai, Coimbatore, Hosur and Tiruchirappalli.

Till date, six consultation meetings of stakeholders were organized across various nodes of Tamil Nadu.During the Tiruchirappalli meet held on 20th January, 2019, an investment of over Rs.3100 crore were announced by OFB/DPSUs & private industries for Tamil Nadu Defence corridor.

Further, Government has also appointed a consultant for the preparation of Detailed Project Report for Defence Corridor.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naikin a written reply to ShriDr. V. Maitreyanin Rajya Sabha today.