Ordnance Factory Board to introduce “modified tents” to set up isolation units

The Ordnance Factory Board that governs the defence manufacturing unit spread across India is to introduce “modified tents” to set up isolation units.


The idea of modified tents was brought by the Ordnance Equipment Factory, Kanpur. It aims to create isolation wards that will act as tents. The tent is to be made of Poly Viscos and is water proof.

The tents are to be manufactured in two sizes namely 2 metres and 4 metres. The special tent is to be used for medical screening, medical emergency and for quarantine purposes.

Hand Sanitizers by OFBs

The Ordnance Factories are also working on hand sanitizers. The Ordnance Factory in Aruvankadu, Tamil Nadu has delivered 3,564 litres of hand sanitizers as on April 4, 2020. The Ordnance Factory in Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh and Bhandara, Maharashtra are delivering 3,000 litres of hand sanitizers each on daily basis.

Nodal Agency

The HLL (Lifecare Limited) has been appointed as the nodal agency by the GoI for centralized procurement of hand sanitizers. The nodal agency has placed an order of 13,000 litres to the ordnance factories to fulfil the growing demand of hand sanitizers in the country.