LUCKNOW: Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitaraman on Thursday said low cost of land and low wage rate with adequate supply of manpower will provide an impetus to the proposed Rs 20,000-crore Defence Industrial Corridor, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced for Bundelkhand on Wednesday.

Speaking at the plenary session of the Investors Summit 2018 in Lucknow, the Minister said that in turn, the project will serve as an “engine for economic development and growth of regions of Uttar Pradesh, especially Bundelkhand region”.

“The Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor, proposed on a stretch covering Aligarh, Agra, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, and also Kanpur and Lucknow, will leverage the existing ordnance factories and defence public sector establishments in the state,” Sitharaman added, reports IANS.

Highlighting the benefits of the Corridor, Sitharaman stated that Bundelkhand will also benefit from the six-lane highway.

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