Ministry engages top consultancy firm to draw up Detailed Project Report

The Ministry of Defence has initiated work for preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to set up a defence production corridor in Tamil Nadu.

The Department of Defence Production, part of the Defence Ministry, will engage a top consultancy firm to draw up the DPR for the ‘Tamil Nadu Defence Quad’.

The defence quad or quadrilateral is one of the two defence production corridors announced Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the 2018-19 budget.

“The corridor, which is organised as a quadrilateral will extend from Chennai, Hosur, Coimbatore, Salem and Tiruchi,” a press release from the Defence Ministry said.

The release said that the corridor will provide a major opportunity to the manufacturing sector in Tamil Nadu to participate in production for the defence sector.

Interaction With MSMEs

To take this forward, the Ministry has initiated an exercise with the industry and MSMEs, at the five nodal points.

“These interactions will involve senior officers from MoD, representatives of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. and Ordnance Factories,” the release said.

The first interaction was completed at Hosur on Monday. The other interactions will be held at Coimbatore on March 5, Salem on March 7, and Chennai on March 10. The dates for Tiruchi will be announced separately, the release said.