The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Monday approved a proposal which identified 5,125 hectares of land for the ambitious Defence Corridor announced for the Bundelkhand region by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February this year, an official said.
The land has been earmarked in Aligarh, Azamgarh, Jalaun, Jhansi, Kanpur and Chitrakoot districts of the state. The cabinet clearance now means that the state government would purchase the identified land and hand it over to the companies that have shown interest in building the corridor.
The cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also okayed a proposal for empanelment of the Indian Institute of Kanpur (IIT-K) and the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for technical support in the project. Read More