Trivandrum: The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Govt of India has approved the proposal submitted by the Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) to set up a Defence Park at Ottapalam in Palakkad District as part of the Make in India – Make in Kerala Project.
According to a press note from KINFRA, the project cost including the land would cost Rs. 231.35 crores. The project is expecting a Central assistance of Rs. 50 crores.
The proposed project envisages providing complete infrastructure facility for the establishment of KINFRA Defence Park with all modern common infrastructure facilities exclusive for the component manufacturers of defence industry with Central Assistance from Government of India under the Modified Industrial Infrastructure Upgradation Scheme (MIIUS) Scheme.
The scheme is implemented by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. KINFRA has acquired the land for development in Palakkad having easy access of Road, Railways, Airport and Sea port. KINFRA has earmarked 60 acres of land for setting up Defence Park at Ottappalam. The land is under the possession of KINFRA and is located adjacent to KINFRA SME Park. The Industrial units in the cluster will be given shared infrastructure facilities for innovative product development.
The infrastructure facilities in the proposed Defence Park includes dedicated power, continuous water supply, communication facilities, offering plug and play arrangement for easy start up of Industrial units at minimum cost and time. It is also being envisaged to create facility for instant global access through a state-of-the-art communication network.
Common infrastructure facilities like Tool Room, Environment Testing Facility, Training Facility, Warehouse, R&D, Incubation Centre & Office Space, and Quality Certification Centre would also be set up.
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Photograph showing another Kinfra Park