68 projects worth Rs 287.40 Cr sanctioned by MoD under TDF Scheme till date

Under Technology Development Fund (TDF) scheme, the Ministry of Defence has sanctioned around 68 projects worth Rs 287.40 Crores till date; out of which DRDO’s share is Rs 250.12 Crores. Besides, a total fund of Rs 58.87 Crores out of the DRDO share of Rs 250.12 crore have been released.

The state-wise details are given below:

Andhra Pradesh – 1 Project sanctioned

Assam – 1

Delhi – 2

Haryana – 3

Karnataka – 14

Kerala – 4

Maharashtra – 14

Odisha – 3

Punjab – 1

Rajasthan – 1

Tamil Nadu – 9

Telangana – 9

Uttar Pradesh – 5

West Bengal – 1

The status of current progress in each sanctioned project under TDF scheme is given below:


Stage I         –        Preliminary System requirement (PSR) / Preliminary Design Review

Stage II       –        Working Models / Detailed Design Review / Critical Design Review

Stage III       –        Engineering Grade Functional Testing / Mil grade Prototypes production

Stage IV      –        Qualification Testing (QT) & Environmental Testing / Functional Testing /Design iteration if any / Hardware Delivery

Stage V       –        Documentation / Transfer of Technology (ToT) / Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) sharing / PSR, any other remaining activity

About TDF Scheme

The TDF Scheme aims to provide a major fillip to the defence manufacturing sector by encouraging the industry to innovate and develop defence technologies in order to place India on the self-reliance trajectory. The scheme facilitates up to 90 per cent of the total project cost and allows industry to work in consortium with another industry/academia. With the enhanced funding, the industry and startups will be able to develop more complex technologies for existing and future weapon systems and platforms.