February 6, 2019
Coimbatore : Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Edapadi Palanisamy on Wednesday accused some political parties of attempting to create problems for their selfish ends, particularly the recently concluded Global Investment Meet (GIM).
The State, with 234 assembly constituencies and 39 Lok Sabha constituencies, is bound to face various problems, but some political parties are trying to create problems to take political advantage, Palanisamy said.
Speaking after inaugurating an Industrial park being set up by Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA), at Mopperlpalayam, some 25 kms from here, Palanisamy said that when former chief minister, Jayalalithaa organised GIM in 2015, it had attracted an investment of Rs.2.42 lakh crore.
The recently concluded GIM has attracted an investment of Rs.3.341 lakh crore with the signing of agreement by 304 industries and Rs.34,206 crore are being invested by MSMEs he said.
However, this achievements are looked up in political angle, which should be always above politics, he said.
Stating that all the ministries in the State have been asked to provide all necessary assistance to set up the industries in the State, Palanisamy said that even the Government is providing licence to start an industry within 30 days and the recently released startup policy will help to create 5,000 new industries.
Tamil Nadu stood first with regard to law and order in a survey conducted by India Today and award was given by Vice President, Venkaiah Naidu, he pointed out.
Lauding Codissia for setting up the Industrial park in the sprawling 400 acres of land in Kannampalayam and Mopperipalayam, he said that the 322 units coming up in the park will provide direct job to 10,000 and indirect to 20,000 aspirants.
Chief Minister also listed out various ongoing projects in and around Coimbatore, to give boost to the indusrials growth in and around the district.
Defence Minister, Nirmala Seetharaman, who was scheduled to inaugurate the Industrial park could not come due to some unavoidable circumstances, Palanisamy said.
Earlier in the day, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone for an hospital to be built by Perur Mutt.