Tamil Nadu State Policies

Aspiring to put the state on a higher growth orbit, Tamil Nadu government in 2012 proposed to introduce a new set of policies and reforms to accelerate the pace of industrialisation. One of the policies being worked on was Tamil Nadu Industrial Policy, 2012. The policy note tabled in the state assembly laid out the plan for formulating these policies under the ‘Tamil Nadu Vision 2023′.

According to this policy note tabled in the state Assembly, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO) was planning multi product SEZs at Tiruvallur, Perambalur and Krishnagiri districts.

Autonomous bodies like SIPCOT (State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd) and ELCOT (Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Ltd) with their focused mandate have worked towards investment in their respective industries. SEZs created by them have attracted impressive investment and in some cases much more investors than other states who offer special incentive plans. For example, ELCOT has invested Rs 42 Crore towards infrastructure in one SEZ and Wipro, HCL and Satyam have opened their set up with 14000, 10000 and 4000 employees respectively in the same SEZ.

Policy Note on IT, 2012-13

The vision of the leadership of the state is to make Tamil Nadu as “Knowledge capital” and “Innovation hub” of the Country. The State, endowed with well developed infrastructure facilities and skilled human resources, has become the destination of choice for IT/ITES investments in India.
Tamil Nadu has been in the forefront of the IT revolution. As of now nearly 3,50,000 employees are employed in about 1750 IT/ IT Enabled Services (ITES) companies in the State. Software exports from the State, which stood at Rs.42,100 crores in 2010-2011, are expected to be Rs.48,000 crores in 2011-2012. All efforts are being taken to attract more IT/ITES investments in the State.

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Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy, 2012

This policy was formulated with a vision of developing Tamil Nadu as a world leader in Solar Energy by establishing 3000 MW by 2015. The policy has mandated 6% SPO (Solar Purchase Obligation) from January 2014. SPO can be fulfilled by generating Solar Power or purchasing Solar Power or RECs generated by Solar Power. Manufacturers will also be given incentives appropriately as per Industrial Policy of the state. (State Govt comes up with policy note by different departments everywhere according to the Tamil Nadi Vision, 2023).

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