Addressing a virtual seminar titled “Luminous Tamil Nadu” organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Palaniswami said that the state was getting back to normalcy. Citing a recent report by Elara Securities, the CM said that the state is proceeding towards normalcy in a step-by-step manner ahead of other industrialised states like Gujarat and Maharashtra. Five Indian states are bouncing back to retrieve the economy and TN is one of the leading states, he said stating that state was taking periodic steps easing the lockdown measurers.
At present industries located outside Chennai are allowed to function with full employee strength and in Chennai, 25 per cent workforce is allowed to work. The industries should ensure that the safety parameters and social distancing are followed to curtail the COVID-19 spread, the Chief Minister urged.
He also said that the state government is trying to attract investments from multinational companies and 17 companies have responded to the state’s call. An investment of Rs 15,128 crore is on the cards and this will generate jobs for 47,150 people, Palaniswami said.
The Chief Minister said the government will further simplify the procedures for getting various permissions and recalled his recent communique to top CEOs of companies like Apple, Amazon, GE, Boeing, Rolls Royce and Samsung.