Chennai, July 23 (IANS): Tamil Nadu Information Technology Minister T. Mano Thangaraj said on Friday that the DMK government under Chief Minister MK Stalin would turn the state’s Hosur into “Silicon Valley”.
He said the previous AIADMK government suspended several projects proposed by the DMK government led by Chief Minister MK Karunanidhi, and claimed there was a gap between industry and government under the previous regime. .
He said many industries have left the state for Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana and the state government is on a role reversal.
He said the government’s goal is to turn Hosur into Silicon Valley and the department will soon release a detailed project report to implement the proposal.
Thangaraj said the government is focusing on increasing the “ease of doing business” to attract new businesses and start-ups, as well as traditional businesses.
He said that investors and industrialists had complained about a lack of clarity in the state and added that everything will change and there will be a one-stop customs clearance.
“Wherever we were going, business leaders say there was no clarity on who to approach. That will change now. Projects that will be stalled or abandoned would be restarted now.”
The Minister was meeting with representatives of the Hosur Small and Tiny Industries Association (HOSTIA) and the Hosur Industrial Association (HIA).