17.57 lakh acres defence land in India: Govt

17.57 lakh acres defence land in India: Govt

New Delhi: The total extent of defence land in India is about 17.57 lakh acres, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said Friday.
Bhamre said in Lok Sabha that of the total defence land, the largest chunk of 3,73,040 acres is in Rajasthan, followed by 1,02,257 acres in Madhya Pradesh, 67,464 acres in Punjab, 47,640 acres in Uttar Pradesh besides others.
“The total land acquired for defence purpose after independence in the country is about 8.38 lakh acres,” he said during Question Hour. PTI

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