The threat of losing out in Manufacturing Industries to
Maharashtra, Gujarat besides some north Indian states like Haryana, National
capital region and Western Uttar Pradesh has forced the Tamil Nadu government
to unleash a slew of initiatives to adopt new technologies and remain
competitive in the state.
With the commissioning of the dedicated freight corridor
linking Mumbai with Delhi and Ludhiana and Kolkata, coastal states like Tamil
Nadu are bound to lose out their distinct advantage of direct connectivity to
the international market. Inland states could now reach their export cargo to Ports
within a few hours with the commissioning of the dedicated freight corridor by
As part of the new initiatives, the Tamil Nadu CM M K Stalin inaugurated a centre of Excellence
(CoE) at the Tamil Nadu Advanced Manufacturing Conclave, in collaboration
with Dassault Systems, and also SIPCOT industrial innovation centers at Hosur
and Sriperumbudur. He also laid the foundation stone for Tidel Neo Park in
Villupuram and Tirupur districts.
The Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation, in
association with Dassault Systems, has set up the Tamil Nadu Advanced
Manufacturing System Centre at Tidel Park, Chennai.
As India’s first of its kind, this centre will provide a
dedicated IT engineering ecosystem to support the MSME sector and students. It
will also enable the growth of various industries like aerospace, defense,
automotive and electric vehicles, said an official release.
The two Industrial Innovation centers are being
established at SIPCOT Parks at a cost of Rs 34 crore to nurture industrial
innovation and accelerate adoption in partnership with Coimbatore Innovation
and Business Incubator. Each facility is developed with a total built up area
of 23,500 sq ft consisting of co-working spaces, meeting and event spaces, innovation
labs with equipment and other resources.
TIDEL will set up neo parks in the districts of Tirupur
at a cost of Rs 40 crore and Villupuram at a cost of Rs 32 crore...
Mr.Stalin said that introducing advanced technologies
and professional 4.0 standards in the production will pave the way for further
refining the industrial environment in the state. The government is keen on
preparing MSMEs to adapt the technological changes with the government
providing advanced technologies to students, professionals and young