AMATEURISH WAY OF PROMOTING INDUSTRY IN TAMIL NADU
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.
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
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