INDIAN STATE : TAMIL NADU
Tamil Nadu is a state at the southern tip of India.
The bordering states and union territories are Pondicherry,
Kerala, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The island nation
of Srilanka lies off the southeast coast.
Tamil Nadu has a long eastern coastline dotted with
enchanting beaches with Bay of Bengal in the east. Marina
in Chennai is one of the longest beaches in the world.
Arabian sea and the states of Kerala and Karnataka form
the boundary in the west. Western Ghats have sanctuaries
such as Mudumalai wildlife and The Nilgiris, the Queen
of Hills. The state is bounded in the north by the states
of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Pulicat lake is in
the extreme north.
Tamil Nadu is one of the most industrialised states
in India with a high Human Development Index (HDI).
Chennai (formerly known as Madras), the capital city
of Tamil Nadu, is the gateway of south India with an
international airport, seaports and good rail and road
network connectivity. Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli,
Salem and Tirunelveli are some of the other major towns
in the state. The state has large number of good educational
institutions and is one of the leaders in the field
of Science and Technology and particularly in Information
Tamil Nadu is one of the well developed states in terms
of industrial development and in the post liberalization
era, the state has emerged as one of the front-runners
by attracting a large number of domestic and foreign
investments. It is one of the major recipients of outside
investments, particularly of Foreign direct Investment
(FDI). Several multi-nationals such a Ford Motors of
USA, Hyundai of Korea, St. Gobain of France, Nokia of
Finland, etc. have established their units in Tamil
Nadu. Motorola of USA has signed an MOU with the State
Government in June 2006 to establish a mobile phone
and networking equipment manufacturing facility with
an investment of Rs. 130 crore that would employ 2600
The Industrial Policy of the state is now focused on
stimulating industrial development and attracting FDI.
It is aimed at consolidation of the existing industrial
base, facilitating new manufacturing capacity and is
designed to meet challenges of globalisation and demand
for new areas of development.
The State has launched an initiative to engender private
public partnerships (PPP) by creating a positive business
and regulatory environment, enabling flow of substantial
domestic and foreign capital for infrastructure building,
especially in Special Economic Zones, industrial townships,
satellite towns, etc.
||1.30(Lakh Sq km)
|Population (2001 Census)
|| 624.06 (lakhs)
|Gross state Domestic product
(GSDP) at current prices in 2006-2007
||Rs 24626587 lakhs
|Gross state Domestic product
(GSDP) at constant price (1993-94) in 2006-2007
||Rs 19340393 lakhs
|Per Capita Income at current
||Rs 37635 lakhs
|Percentage of State Population
to All India Population
|Total Investments (as on Jan
||US$ 35. 9329
|Literacy Rate (2001 Census)
Source: CSO Estimates
Advantage Tamil Nadu
- Fastest growing state economy
- One of the top three recipients
of Foreign Direct Investment(FDI).
- Matured manufacturing sector.
- Fast emerging as the IT
- Stable political climate.
- Pro-active and investor
friendly government with transparent decision-making
- Peacful living conditions
and low crime rate.
- Peoples adaptability
- Most urbanized state.
- Ranks no.1 in availability
of skilled manpower in India.
- Most sought after destination
- Excels in terms of human
resource, infrastructure and labour relations.
- Low cost of man power.
- Lower cost of living when
compared to other locations.
- Largest tour-out of engineers
technicians (1,30,000 from a network of 252 Engineering
Colleges & 210 Polytechnics).
skilled, disciplined, productivity oriented and english
rate of 73.5%.
- Modern ports (with container handling facilities)
and airports with direct links to Europe and East
- Tamilnadu has 3 major Ports: Chennai Ennore and
Tuticorin with twin port advantage at Chennai and
Ennore apart from 14 minor Ports.
- 270 passenger flight and 28 cargo flights per week
at Chennai Airport-the Largest in South India.
- A total road network of 150,000 kms.
- The only Power surplus state in India.
- World-class health care fecilities-Chennai is the
health care capital of india
- Availablity of world-class bandwidth connectivity
and telecom infrastructure for high speed large volume
- Well-developed network of industrial parks offering
plug and play infrastructural facilities.
- Fastest growing retail market in India
- American International school and 3 other International
Schools for experts