Land acquired for Defence Corridor
Land was acquired from both the states for the Defense Corridor to be built in Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. For this, 1172 hectares and 1537 hectares of land were acquired from Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu respectively. For this, several policies are being formulated by the government. For more details of this land acquired read below:
Ministry of Defence
Land acquired for Defence Corridor
23 MAR 2020
As per information received from respective state Government viz Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the total land acquired so far is 1,182 hectares and 1,537 hectares for Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridors respectively. Following are the policy initiatives taken by the Government to increase the investment opportunities in Defence Manufacturing sector:-
- Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) has been revised in 2016 wherein specific provisions have been introduced for stimulating growth of the domestic defence industry.
- Government has notified the ‘Strategic Partnership (SP)’ Model which envisages establishment of long-term strategic partnerships with Indian entities through a transparent and competitive process, wherein they would tie up with global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to seek technology transfers to set up domestic manufacturing infrastructure and supply chains.
- ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’ category of procurement under DPP-2016 provides for initial procurement of equipment in Fully Formed (FF) state in quantities as considered necessary from an Indian vendor engaged in a tie-up with a foreign OEM, followed by indigenous production in a phased manner involving Transfer of Technology (ToT) of critical technologies.
- ‘Buy & Make’ category of procurement under DPP-2016 provides for initial procurement of equipment in Fully Formed (FF) state from a foreign vendor, in quantities as considered necessary, followed by indigenous production through an Indian Production Agency (PA), in a phased manner involving Transfer of Technology (ToT) of critical technologies.
- FDI Policy has been revised and under the revised policy, FDI is allowed under automatic route upto 49% and beyond 49% through Government route wherever it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded.
- Defence Investor Cell has been created in Feb-2018 in the Ministry to provide all necessary information including addressing queries related to investment opportunities, procedures and regulatory requirements for investment in the sector.
- Defence Products list requiring Industrial Licenses has been rationalised and manufacture of most of parts or components does not require Industrial License. The initial validity of the Industrial License granted under the IDR Act has been increased from 03 years to 15 years with a provision to further extend it by 03 years on a case-to-case basis.
- DPP-2016 provides for FDI in Joint Ventures(JVs) with Indian enterprises (equity investment), Investment in ‘kind’ in terms of ToT to Indian enterprises through JVs for manufacture and/or maintenance of eligible products and provision of eligible service as Offset discharge avenues.
- During DefExpo-2020, all the above policies were disseminated prominently through seminars/webinars and dedicated event “BHANDHAN” was organised for signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Over 200 partnerships involving signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs), Transfer of Technology (ToTs) and Product launches were concluded during this event at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh.
In May 2001, the Defence Industry sector, which was hitherto reserved for the public sector, was opened up to 100% for Indian private sector participation, with Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 26% both subject to licensing. Further, Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry vide Press Note No. 5 (2016 Series), has allowed FDI under automatic route upto 49% and above 49% through government route wherever it is likely to result in access to modern technology or for other reasons to be recorded. So far, 43 FDI proposals/Joint Ventures have been approved for manufacture of various defence equipment, both in public and private sector and investment of Rs. 3155 Crore has been reported. Out of which, over Rs. 1834 Crore has been reported in defence and aerospace sectors after 2014.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Shri Rewati Raman Singh in Rajya Sabha today.