Rs. 815 Crore Released for R&D Projects of NATRIP

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The National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP) had been approved by the Government to create state-of-the-art Homologation, Testing, Validation and R&D infrastructure in the country. The project involves Rs. 1718 crores of investment across seven locations in the country at Manesar, Chennai, Pune, Ahmednagar, Indore, Silchar and Rae Bareilly. NATRIP Implementation Society (NATIS), an autonomous body under the Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Government of India has been set up to implement the project. Governing Council of NATIS, chaired by the Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry has been set up for the smooth and expeditious implementation of the project. As of now, a sum of Rs. 815 crore as plan grants has been released to NATIS, out of which Rs. 795 crore have been utilized.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri A. Sai Prathap in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.


Press Information Bureau, March 03, 2011