Budget 2022 : Defence Sector – UPSC GS3

Defence sector:
  • The Government aims to reduce imports and promote Atma Nirbharta in defence equipment.
  • 68 per cent of the capital procurement budget will be earmarked for the domestic industry in 2022-23, up from 58 per cent in 2021-22.
  • Defence R&D will be opened up for industry, startups and academia with 25 per cent of the defence R&D budget earmarked.
North East development:
  • Keeping in mind the special developmental needs of the Northeastern states of India, a new scheme, Prime Minister’s Development Initiative for North East, PM-DevINE, will be implemented through the North-Eastern Council to fund infrastructure and social development projects.
  • An initial allocation of Rs 1500 crore will enable livelihood activities for youth and women and fill the gaps in various sectors.

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