Chennai: Electricity Minister P. Thangamani slammed the opposition parties in the Assembly for alleging that industries migrated out of Tamil Nadu and said this 'misinformation campaign' on the industrial scenario was sending wrong signals to the investors and public.
“The situation is not what you claim. The power scenario has improved and Tamil Nadu has become a production State attracting investments,” Mr. Thangamani said refuting the charge leveled by Congress member H. Vasanth Kumar. Contending that many industrial estates have become non functional Mr. Vasanth Kumar alleged that no new industry has come up in Tamil Nadu.
TN nets Rs1,106 crore revenue from minerals:
Tamil Nadu registered mineral revenue of Rs 1,106 crore in 2017-18 due to ‘effective’ measures taken by the government, Law Minister C Ve Shanmugam, who also holds the Mines and Minerals portfolio, has said. About 144 illicit mining cases were detected and 17,340 vehicles were seized besides a penalty of Rs 49.62 crore was collected during 2017-18.
The Minister said 8,171 FIRs were registered for violations....