Reasonable progress has been made in setting up an Ordnance Factory at Korwa, based on a 2007 decision , at an estimated investment of Rs 408.01 crore by October 2010. An amount of ` 48 crores has been expended towards civil works till date. 25 plants and machineries have been tendered for procurement with an estimated value of `65 crores. Close Quarter Battle (CQB) Carbines are to be produced at a production rate of 45,000 per annum. Besides, twenty thousand 5.56 mm INSAS rifles and five thousand each of 0.32″ pistols, revolvers and sporting rifles are also to be produced annually. The surplus FGK (Field Gun Factory, Kanpur) land can be better utilised 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.
Progress at new ordnance factory at Korwa in Amethi
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