Tue. Sep 22nd, 2020

INDIAN GOVT TO PROVIDE 90% FUNDING TO MSME’s TO PROMOTE SELF-RELIANCE IN DEFENCE PRODUCTION: SHRIPAD NAIK, INDIAN DEFENCE MINISTER

The Indian Defence Minister (MOS) Shripad Naik, on wednesday informed Parliment, that the defence ministry in revised DPP-16, had simplified ‘Make’ Procedure with provisions for funding of 90% of development cost by the Government to Indian industry.

Naik in an written reply to lok sabha on wednesday said that “In an bid to achieve substantive self reliance in defence production for meeting requirements of Armed Forces, Government had notified the Strategic Partnership (SP) Model which envisages establishment of long-term strategic partnerships with Indian entities through a transparent and competitive process, wherein they would tie up with global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMS) to seek technology transfers to set up domestic manufacturing infrastructure and i11 supply chains”.

He further said that, the Indian defence ministry in DPP-16, had simplified ‘Make’ Procedure with provisions for funding of 90% of development cost by the Government to Indian industry and reserving projects not exceeding development cost of Rs.10 Crore (Government funded) and Rs.3 Crore (Industry funded) for MSMES.

The defence minister further the house that a separate procedure for ‘Make-II’ sub-category had been notified wherein a number of industry friendly provisions such as relaxation of eligibility criterion, minimal documentation, provision for considering proposals suggested by industry/individual etc., have been introduced. Till date, 36 proposals for development by industry have been given ‘in-principle approval under Make-II.

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