Modernisation of Ordnance Factories
To keep pace with contemporary manufacturing technologies, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) has undertaken modernisation of Ordnance Factories including the six factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu. In addition to modernisation of Plant & Machinery, capacity augmentation programme is also under way in three factories namely Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Engine Factory Avadi and Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy.
Details of factory-wise expenditure incurred in the year 2016-17 on modernisation of the six Ordnance Factories located in the State of Tamil Nadu are as follows:
|Factory||Investment on Plant & Machinery and Civil Works on capacity creation & augmentation
|Expenditure on Renewal & Replacement of Plant & Machinery|
|(i) Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi||554.00||24.59|
|(ii) Engine Factory Avadi||234.00||5.30|
|(iii) Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Trichy||35.19||12.19|
|(iv) Ordnance Factory, Trichy||–||6.65|
|(v) Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi||–||1.22|
|(vi) Cordite Factory Aruvankadu||–||2.93|
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Sasikala Pushpa in Rajya Sabha.