“But, the importance is not understood. It is not yet a priority for the MSMEs except for those generating Rs 100 plus revenues. But the next generation is getting more organised,” he says. For Reliance, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry contribute Rs 2,500 core revenues, constituting 8-10 per cent of its overall polymer business. A look at the post-independence period will show concerted efforts by the government to promote industrialization by establishing industrial parks in the country. Tamil Nadu took the lead with the formation of industrial estates in places such as Ambattur and Guindy, one of India’s oldest industrial estates. They are now considered the manufacturing hubs, with the strong foundation for business laid down in the Sixties, paying off in the long run.