In a fillip to industrialisation efforts in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minster J Jayalalithaa recently launched new projects and laid the foundation stone for a slew of ventures, estimated at an overall Rs 10,000 crore which would usher in a combined 24,000-odd job opportunities.The Chief Minister inaugurated through video-conferencing, Saint-Gobain Research India located at IIT-Madras Research Park, Taramani, here.
Established at a cost of Rs 250 crore, the French firm’s research unit would employ about 110 persons, a government release here said.
She also inaugurated through video-conferencing tyre manufacturer MRF Ltd’s Rs 1200 crore Expansion-Phase I in Perambalur, a 150 mw solar power plant by Welspun Renewable Energy in Tiruchirappally-Karur districts, expansion of Samsung India Electronics’ facility at Sriperumbudur and footwear maker Growthlink Overseas at Tiruvannamalai and Saint-Gobain’s glass-making facility at Erode.
The others were 50 mw solar plant of Sun Edison Energy India Limited at Virudunagar district and the manufacturing unit of perfume-maker Takasago International (India)Ltd in Kancheepuram district, the release said.
The newly inaugurated facilities will create 9775 job opportunities and have been established at an overall cost of Rs 3636 crore, it said.
Further, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone for seven projects including expansion efforts of TVS Motors, MRF Ltd, Apollo Tyres, and Saint-Gobain India Ltd.
Jayalalithaa also laid the foundation stone for the manufacturing unit of Lotus Footwear Enterprises Ltd, a food processing facility of ITC and that of Sheng Long Biotech India Pvt Ltd, involved in making aquatic feed.
The aforesaid facilities at an estimated Rs 6418 crore were located at Krishnagiri, Kancheepuram, Vellore,Perambalur, Puthukottaiand Tiruvallore districts and would ensure 14,878 job opportunities, the release said.
The inaugurated plants and those for which foundation stones were laid, would usher in a total 24,653 job opportunities and were estimated at Rs 10,054 crore, it said.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister offered her congratulations and best wishes for “greater and greater growth and prosperity.