Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Monday, reviewed the progress on implementation of the MoUs signed with Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor through video conferencing.
He said that all the proposed work for the Defence Industrial Corridor should be completed within the stipulated time. The Minister said that whatever targets have been set, they have to be achieved under any circumstances.
He said that a cabinet note on the new policy of the Defence Production Department is ready and shall be released in September. Singh said that the state government should maintain regular contact with investors and take prompt action on their issues. Singh also asked to speed up the work of land acquisition in Lucknow and Agra.
Giving details of the progress made on the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor, Chief Secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari said that six nodes have been developed in Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Kanpur and Lucknow.