CM announces mega industrial parks, DMK walks out over S Ve Shekher issue

CM announces mega industrial parks, DMK walks out over S Ve Shekher issue

Revealing a slew of measures to improve micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME), Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Wednesday announced in the Assembly setting up of a nodal agency for investment development and single window clearance.

To sustain Tamil Nadu as an attractive investment destination, the state-owned SIPCOT will soon establish two industrial parks at Manaparai near Trichy in about 1,077 acres and another on 720 acres in Tindivanam taluk.

“The government has sanctioned 96 crore and 52.5 crore respectively for carrying out infrastructure work in the two industrial parks, which combined will generate employment opportunities to 10,000 people,” he said.

He also informed the House that a Tamil Nadu Innovation Policy 2018-2023 would be evolved and implemented to facilitate talented individuals and entrepreneurs to give shape to their innovative initiatives with an aim of achieving 11 per cent gross State domestic production as envisagedin Tamil Nadu Vision- 2023.

In addition, the state-owned SIDCO will establish an industrial park for small industrial units at Alathur village near Tiruporur. The park, which is Phase II development of an existing industrial park, will come up in about 70 acres of land and is being promoted at an estimated cost of 84 crore, the CM said.

Palaniswami said the honorarium paid for special teachers employed at the non-governmental organisations run for the mentally challenged, hearing and visually impaired persons will be hiked to Rs 14,000 from Rs 10,000 incurring an expenditure of Rs 5.42 crore to the exchequer.

Meanwhile, Opposition DMK in the Tamil Nadu Assembly on Wednesday tried to raise their demand for the arrest of BJP politician S Ve Shekher in the House but staged a walkout after the Chair denied them permission to debate the matter as it was sub-judice.