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Madurai, Nov. 15

THE Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (Maditssia) has appealed to the Chief Minister to immediately take steps for bringing large industries to Madurai and other southern districts of Tamil Nadu.

Hailing the ITES policy announced by the Chief Minister, the President of the association, Mr S. Aravind, in a statement here said the policy focusing on non-core business process sector provided employment opportunities to technical and non-technical graduates besides generating enormous foreign exchange inflow into the country.

The ITES policy will make the State global ITES destination, attract increased foreign direct investment and create large scale employment. It will motivate investors throughout the State to invest in the business segments of medical transcription, legal database processing, remote maintenance, back office operations, data processing, call centres, human resources centres, insurance claim processing, business process outsourcing etc.

Welcoming further the Government's decision to provide specialised accent training in collaboration with industry and US/UK councils by promotion and conduct of training the trainers programme, Mr Aravind appreciated it for promoting Industry Institute Interface by designing an ITES specific curricula in the institution to enable the companies for on-campus recruitment. It will add value by attracting in computer aided design, computer aided engineering, computer aided manufacturing and computer aided testing operations, he said.

The policy further announced a single window agency for IT & ITES in ELCOT to enable all state-level statutory clearance to be cleared without delay.

The encouraging note that the ITES policy denoted in the creation of ITES parks in Chennai and other Tier II/Tier III cities and the decision will boost the construction sector while promoting IT buildings of international standards, he said.

However, Mr Aravind felt that Madurai, already identified as Tier-II IT destination, must be given attention in development of infrastructure.

The State Government should also attract the investors to invest in Madurai in IT and core industries.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated November 16, 2005)
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