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Construction of Visakhapatnam-Chennai Industrial Corridor

Tamil Nadu government pressed the centre to expedite detailed planning and environment impact studies for the proposed industrial node in Ponnery near Chennai. The state's representative also asked the Centre to involve the state government at all stages of implementation of the Node

Tamil Nadu also pleaded for adequate flexibility in the institutional structure for the governance of the industrial node.

The issue figured during the second meeting of Council of Trade Development and Promotion held in New Delhi on August five. Commerce and Industries ministers of eight states who are members of the council, representatives of other 16 states and heads of trade bodies including FIEO, FICCI and CII participated in the meeting.

Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC), the nodal agency for Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor has already initiated the process for Master Planning of three identified Nodes, namely, Ponneri (Tamil Nadu), Krishnapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) & Tumkur (Karnataka).

The information was given by the Commerce Minister Ms Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on August nine.

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