The centre will enable industry-ready skilled manpower for the aerospace and defence sector by imparting on-the-job training.
Mumbai: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for setting up a Rs 217-crore common facilitation centre for aerospace and the defence sector has been signed at the Magnetic Maharashtra global investors summit. The MoU was signed by Maharashtra’s development commissioner (industries) Dr Harshadeep Kamble, Lt. Gen. Ravindra Thodge (retd) of Vidarbha Defence Industrial Hub Pvt. Ltd and Sushil Kumar of Tata Technologies Limited at the event on Monday.
Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was present at the MoU-signing ceremony, an official said. The MoU will facilitate the development of the aerospace and defence sector in Maharashtra in a time-bound manner by setting up ‘Nirman’, a ‘not for profit’ common facilitation centre for aerospace and defence.
The pact will promote Maharashtra as the aerospace and defence-manufacturing and export hub and will help develop the state as a defence R&D and innovation and testing centre, the official said.
The centre will enable industry-ready skilled manpower for the aerospace and defence sector by imparting on-the-job training. The Maharashtra government will facilitate obtaining the necessary permissions, registration, approvals and clearance from the state departments concerned for the project as per prevailing policies, rules and regulations, the official said.