Thursday, July 29, 2010

Stalin to inaugurate micro and small industries'' convention

The 19th edition of the state-level convention of Micro and Small Industries in Tamil Nadu would be inaugurated by Deputy Chief minister M K Stalin here on August 1. The one-day convention +STICON+ would discuss various problems faced by this segment,including relocating industries to the outskirts to prevent pollution inside the city, for which the government should identify and set up a Micro Industrial Estate in a minimum of 10 to 15 acres, C Muthusami, convention Chairman told reporters here today. Stating that MSMEs have already urged the Government to increase power from 150 HP to 250 HP for Light Tension industries, M Kandhaswami, president, Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (CODISSIA) said the government should also consider starting an Industrial Training Institute in Coimbatore, the hub of industry in the district. Madhav Lal, additional secretary and development commissioner (MSME), union ministry of MIcro,Small and Medium Enterprises and State rural industries minister, Pongalur N Palanisamy would also participate in the convention. The convention is being organised jointly by Tamil Nadu Small and Tiny Industries Association (TANSTIA), all District level associations of MSMEs and Codissia, Muthusami said. PTI NVM APR

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