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Southern India’s first industrial corridor project launched

Published on February 08, 2023
Current context: The Gati Shakti Scheme was launched by PM Modi in 2021 with the goal of establishing an infrastructure pipeline in India. The government plans to develop 11 industrial corridors and two defense corridors, with the first one being the Tumarkuru Industrial Township.
Southern India’s first industrial corridor project launched

  • This industrial corridor is the first of its kind in South India and has the potential to generate employment for over 88,000 people, attract investment worth Rs. 7,000 crores within five to six years, and contribute to the country's inclusive growth.
  • Spread over 8,500 acres of land, the Tumarkuru Industrial Township was launched as part of the Chennai Bengaluru Industrial Corridor and aligns with the government's objective of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
  • The project aims to address multi-modal connectivity issues and focuses on sectors such as food products, apparel, electronics, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and chemicals.
  • The Tumarkuru Industrial Township is located 300 km from the Mangaluru port and 115 km from the Bengaluru International Airport, which will increase the presence of the manufacturing sector in the country.
  • This project is in line with the government's mantra of "Reform, Perform, and Transform" and supports the Make in India initiative.


Q.1 What is the main objective of the Tumarkuru Industrial Township launched by PM Modi in 2021 under the Gati Shakti Scheme?
a. To develop infrastructure in the country
b. To increase the presence of the manufacturing sector in India
c. To contribute to the Make in India initiative
d. All of the above

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