‘69% of the total capital and revenue requirement of the services met through indigenous procurement’


DEFENCE PRODUCTION UNITS

New Delhi: Agrahayana 28, 1936

Friday, 19 December 2014

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) consisting of 41 factories and 9 Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) with 40 production units in the country are involved in the production of defence items.  Besides this, Government has issued 222 number of Licenses to 131 public / private sector companies till 31.10.2014 for manufacture of wide range of defence items.  46 licensed companies covering 72 licenses have so far reported commencement of production.

Over a three year period, i.e. 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13, about 69% of the total capital and revenue requirement of the services was met through indigenous procurement.

The total number of employees deployed in Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and 9 Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) as on 31.10.2014 is approximately 1.65 lakhs.  The data on people employed in private sector is not maintained in the Department.

Data related to production by the private companies is not maintained in the Ministry.  Department of Defence Production has issued No Objection Certificates (NOCs) to Private Exporters for export of Military Stores for an amount of Rs.286 crore during the year 2013-14.  29 private sector companies are having FDI varying up to 26%.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Dr. Subhash Bhamre and Shri Kirti Azad in Lok Sabha today.

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