New Delhi: National Cadet Corps (NCC) is in the process of raising new units in the coastal areas in the west along with in areas affected by left-wing extremism and insurgency besides those bordering Pakistan and China, the government said on Tuesday.
In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said there are 800 National Cadet Corps Units in the country.
"National Cadet Corps is currently in the process of raising 5 Group Headquarters and 61 NCC units in five phases. Under the 1st and 2nd phases of implementation, 2 Group Headquarters and 24 NCC units have already been raised," he said.
Parrikar added that coastal areas in the west, areas affected by Left Wing extremism and insurgency besides areas bordering Pakistan and China are priority areas for raising of new units in the 3rd, 4th and 5th phases of the NCC expansion plan.
"This would help in extending NCC coverage in the above mentioned areas and encourage youth of such areas to join the mainstream as NCC cadets," he said.