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New Ordnance Factory at Korwa in Amethi, U.P. to be operational soon Print E-mail
Written by Anand   
Saturday, 11 December 2010
New Delhi: A new Ordnance Factory is coming up at Korwa in Amethi, U.P. The decision to set up the factory was taken in the year 2007 and was slated to be completed by October 2010 at an estimated investment of Rs 408.01 crore.

The constructions of most of the Shops, Buildings and Services have already been completed. An amount of Rs 48 crores has been expended towards Civil Works till date. 25 nos. of Plant & Machineries have been tendered for procurement with an estimated value of Rs 65 crores.

Close Quarter Battle (CQB) Carbines are to be produced at OFPKR at a production rate of 45,000 per annum. Besides, 20,000 nos. of 5.56 mm INSAS Rifle and 5,000 nos. each of 0.32” pistols & Revolver and 0.30”-06 Sporting Rifles are also to be produced annually.

The surplus FGK (Field Gun Factory, Kanpur) land can be better utilized by setting up manufacturing facilities that are consistent with the product mix of FGK as also for augmentation of capacity for high calibre guns only.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Tapan Kumar Sen & Shri T K Rangarajan in Rajya Sabha.

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