After Defence Corridor, A Defence Investors’ Cell To Be Set-Up In Up Under Nirmala Sitharaman

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the setting up of a defence industrial corridor in Bundelkhand region, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that a Defence Investors’ Cell will be made under her guidance to ensure speedy development of the corridor.

“We will soon constitute a task force and send teams to Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Kanpur and Lucknow to discuss how will the defence be working in the next 50 years. A portal will be available to answer all the queries round the clock,” the defence minister said during the concluding day of UP Investors’ Summit here.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced on Wednesday that his government will establish a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial production corridor in Bundelkhand, a region divided between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh that will generate 250,000 jobs and bring development to one of the most impoverished regions of the country. Read More…

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