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State govts draw in 1.4 mn NCC cadets to fight coronavirus pandemic

Amongst those who have pressed the NCC into service is the deputy commissioner of Kangra district in HP, who has requisitioned 86 cadets to assist the police in ensuring social distancing till April 1

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Coronavirus | NCC | Lockdown

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 



NCC cadets, girls, students, women, woman, combat, defence
There are a total of 814 NCC units across the country, which trains cadets from 16,597 schools and colleges. This year’s defence Budget includes an allocation of Rs 1,689 crore for the NCC.

State governments, desperate for personnel to implement the fight against the (Covid-19) pandemic, have started requisitioning services of a potent resource — the 1.4 million cadets of the Cadet Corps (NCC), a strength larger even than the Indian Army.

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First Published: Wed, April 08 2020. 20:12 IST

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