Seven industrial zones to come up in Southern TN

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Chennai, Sep 19 (UNI) The Tamil Nadu Government will set up seven different industrial zones, instead of the multipurpose SEZ, at Nanguneri in the southern Tirunelveli district.

An official release here said the seven industrial zones, spread over various fields, would come up in a 616 hectare area and these units would commence operations soon.

The release said an engineering industry in a 121-hectare area, automobile spare parts manufacturing unit in 110 hectares, electrical and electronics parts manufacturing facility in 107 hectares, drug manuacturing units in 185 hectares, industry providing logistics support in 70 hectares, IT industries in ten hectares and bio-tech industry in a 13-hectare area would be set up at Nanguneri.

It said that based on the recommendations of the Justice Rathinavel Pandian Committee, the Government had decided to set up a multipurpose SEZ at Nanguneri to improve the industrial wealth in the southern districts and for the benefit of the local people. The foundation stone was laid during the previous DMK regime.

As the previous AIADMK regime did not take steps to implement it, the DMK Government, which assumed office in May last year, had taken intense efforts to set up the SEZ at Nanguneri and was in the process of acquiring lands for this purpose.

With a view to setting up the industries soon, the Government had decided to set up seven different facilities instead of the multipurpose SEZ at Nanguneri, the release added.


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