Defence Ministry to boost "Make In India" 

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Defence Ministry has approved procurement of 26 defence items only from local suppliers to boost 'Make in India.' 

  • Government has issued Public Procurement (Preference to “Make in India’) Order 2017 in 2017 to encourage ‘Make in India’ and to promote manufacturing and production of goods and services in India. 
  • Under this order, Department of Defence Production (DDP), has so far notified 127 items where purchase preference is given to local suppliers as per PPP-MII 2017. 
  • In order to further encourage procurement from local suppliers, 26 items out of 127 already notified, have now been notified under clause 3(a) of the Public Procurement (Preference to Make in India) Order 2017. 
  • henceforth, procuring entities shall procure these items only from local suppliers, irrespective of purchase value, provided that the local suppliers meet the Minimum Local Content (MLC) as prescribed for each item.  
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