In Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor (TNDIC), 05 (five) nodes namely Chennai, Coimbatore, Hosur, Salem and Tiruchirappalli have been identified. As per information received from Government of Tamil Nadu, arrangements have been made through Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs) etc. for potential investment of Rs 11,794 crore by 53 Industries & Organisations in TNDIC. As on date (February 2023), Rs 3,861 crore have already been invested by the Industries/Organisations. The setting up of new industries in an area generates opportunities for direct and indirect employment. The support sought by Government of Tamil Nadu from time to time for the development of TNDIC are appropriately addressed. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply in Rajya Sabha.