AMATEURISH WAY OF PROMOTING INDUSTRY IN TAMIL NADU

It is reported in newspapers that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister is writing “personal letters” to Chief Executives of various international organisations , inviting them to invest in Tamil Nadu. Not sure whether any Chief Executive would care to reply , though their personal secretary may just acknowledge.

The conditions in Tamil Nadu are not ideal for setting up projects particularly in chemical biotech sector etc., since the so called environmental activists who seem to be half politicians will block the projects under one pretext or the other. Several industrial units are remaining closed. The recent example is the Rs. 15,000 crore Nagarjuna petrochemical complex in Cuddalore, in which Tamil Nadu government (TIDCO) has a share and the project has gone into liquidation.

The ideal method is to prepare specific project schemes with complete details and then hold a meeting of the related international companies for a meaningful discussion.
Recently, a proposal was sent to Tamil Nadu government by a technologist suggesting investment potential of Rs. 1300 crore in Salem district for a tapioca based chemical project complex. No reply was received.

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It is the curse of Indian political system that opposition parties will always oppose even good schemes that have all clearances. It is also the curse of Indian political system that ruling parties propose projects with just commission in mind! For manufacturing industries, industrial development minister and team should work with environmental clearance board to come up with list of industries that suits that area. It is like maintaining a database of soil fertility to decide what plants suit the soil. Only industries that need access to harbour/port should be allowed near Chennai or Tuticorin area. Industries, particularly, IT MUST be set up in tier 2 and 3 cities. But politicians will not do it since 95% omni buses are controlled/operated by politicians and they lose revenue! That is another reason why govt is struggling to contain Covid in Chennai and surrounding districts! Big cities must be decongested! Plan should be along those lines. more  
In my view, the greatness (Source: Wikipedia) of erstwhile Chief Minister Mr. K. Kamaraj, the greatest of all TN CMs, is worth revisiting (at least on his birthday-today):
1) Kamarajar refused to meet the American President Nixon b’cos Nixon didn’t meet Mr. C.N.Annadurai (past CM). a true hallmark of Kamarajar’s patriotism.
2) He was instrumental in bringing Neyveli Lignite Corporation, BHEL at Trichy, Manali Refinery, Hindustan raw photo film factory at Ooty, surgical instruments factory, ICF, paper, sugar, chemicals and cement Industries in TN.
3)He refused to use the Z-LEVEL SECURITY that was provided to him as the CM of Tamil Nadu and instead travelled with just one police patrol vehicle. He did not own ANY PROPERTY and was NEVER TEMPTED by POWER.
Looks like demise of Kamarajar in Oct 1975 more or less sealed the hopes of TN’s clean image and growth.
Let’s look at the collective achievements of CMs post Kamarajar’s era:
1) Cooum River: Conversion of a clean river into a most stinking and highly polluted river at a cost of Rs 10,000 crores (approx). Even 2004 Tsunami failed to clean it.
2) Corruption: TN was adjudged the 3rd most corrupt State by Transparency International’s India Corruption survey 2018. Don’t know the current position..
3) Cash for Votes: An innovative and successful scheme still in practice.
4) Dip in investor Confidence: Political instability, caste based cheap politics and ever growing bribe rates have pushed the state from most preferred investment destination to a tougher place to do business.
If we can eliminate corruption, bring in efficiency and be more assertive in our legitimate demands from Center, can we not prosper without any foreign support??????? more  
Nothing new here .For decades the state govts.have been doing this sort of promotion.of their state.There is nothing wrong in CM writing letters to to international investors.May be it could be follow up letters as he had earlier undertaken some foreign investment promotion tour as i understand.Tapiaco based i think mainly starch based chemical project is nothing new ..we have been hearing of such projects for decades. However the economic viability is to be established. Nagrjunas oil refinery project was an ill conceived one from the start. But for the promotional efforts of CM Jayalalitha ,Ford car project would have landed in a location Near pune ,instead of maraimalai nagar. near Chennai.But For Marans effort Hyundai plant might not have comeup in TN. The most important thing is the international companies also scanning the environment and carrying out detailed location studies from many angles. For eg just look at the way the tech companies are putting in money in reliance jio ventures. more  
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The CM has to ensure projects to the state and levels of communication is immaterial. Simultaneously should have a fool proof system for approval and iron hand on rioters and their
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Criticizing is easy when situation of this situation he has handled very efficient corruption is rampant in all its order of the day why India is not planning for vaccine because Trump has informed they would manufacture and release for this he had informed to pm that he would help India and pumped huge funds to India please don't blame our cm but he good than DMK chief
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Yes he was good than DMK chiefs but not good for people, there is no proper planning.....for development, and preventing action of Corona more  
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