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FICCI asks Tamil Nadu govt to give big push to power sector, come out with Solar Vision Document

According to reports, industry body FICCI today called upon the Tamil Nadu government to give a “big push” to the power sector, besides suggesting various steps to ensure a better investment scenario in the state.

Discussing the indicators on the investment process, the apex industry body lauded the state for its efforts as regards industrial clusters and single window clearance in one of the highly industrialised states in the country.

“Some measures taken by the government such as implementation of the single window system and focussed promotion of industries and clusters have aided the flow of large amounts of investment into the state,” the report titled — Empowering India-Redesigning G2B Relations Tamil Nadu– said.

Released at Ficci’s national executive committee meeting here, it said the state has to focus on easing the process of doing business by adopting computerisation of its processes and making these available online.

“Infrastructure facilities such as quality power, physical access and skilled manpower at reasonable prices will have to improve,” it said.

Among others, it took note of the power deficit in the state and called upon the government to come out with a Solar Vision Document to attract more investment in that sector.

Earlier, Ficci President R V Kanoria lauded Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s Vision 2023 document and said the state’s GDP was better than the national average.

“We are prepared to help Tamil Nadu achieve development.. we want a big push to power sector and we hope the state becomes power-surplus,” he said.

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