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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2588

Stalin wants to see TN top in industrialization

M.K.Stalin - Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil NaduM.K.Stalin - Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil NaduGopal Ethiraj from Chennai

Chennai, 01 June, (Asiantribune.com): Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister M.K. Stalin, who will now handle the crucial industries portfolio, said on Sunday that taking the state to the top position in industrial development was his main goal.

Though thousands of jobs had been created by the industrial units and investments worth crores of rupees that the DMK government had brought to the state, there was still a lot more left to be done, he said

Under chief minister M Karunanidhi’s guidance, Stalin said his priority would be to attract more investments to generate jobs. "We want to see Tamil Nadu as the number one state in industrialization. There is ample scope for this," he said. The state’s infrastructure, road and port connectivity and its workforce were key advantages, he pointed out.

Tamil Nadu is now ranked third in industrial development after Gujarat and Maharashtra.

Although he is setting a high goal for himself with regard to industrial progress, Stalin is clear that he will not let rural development, especially implementation of the NREGS, to slacken. “It is very easy to announce schemes, but sound implementation is tough,” he said, from his experience as rural development minister for the last three years. Frequent micro-level monitoring was necessary for any project to succeed, he added.

About handling new responsibilities as the Deputy Chief Minister, with as many as 15 key portfolios, Stalin said that he had inherited his father’s capacity for hard work.

- Asian Tribune -

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