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Textile projects get a major boost
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Dec '10
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, Dr. M. Karunanidhi in the presence of the Union Minister for Textiles, Mr. Dayanidhi Maran announced two major projects in the textiles sector worth Rs. 46 crores in investments that also include land grant from the central government. Participating via video link from Chennai, these two projects were part of Rs. 543 crores investments in many projects that will benefit the Coimbatore district in Tamil Nadu. The program launch was held at the VOC Park in Coimbatore in the presence of many Tamil Nadu state ministers, elected officials, central and state government staff and DMK party supporters. Probably, I would have been the only foreigner, of course an NRI attending this event.

Dr. Karunadhi although did not visit Coimbatore in person participated via satellite link; thanks to technology advancement. The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone for the National Institute of Fashion Technology's (NIFT) Specialty Center and inaugurated Sardhar Vallabhbhai Patel International School of Textiles & Management's (SVPISTM) academic building and new auditorium. The NIFT project is estimated at 25 crores and the SVIPTM project is worth 21 crores.

Talking to this reporter in the sidelines of the function, Ms. Monika Garg, Director General, NIFT informed that the land was gifted by the central government and the state government of Tamil Nadu has allocated 20 crores for the NIFT project. She also quipped to me about the IT revolution in India which made today's function a grand success which linked the Chief Minister in Chennai to hundreds of people in the VOC Park in Coimbatore. Ms. Garg also expressed NIFT's interest in forging collaborations with many foreign institutions and invited Texas Tech University, USA to initiate a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard.

Earlier today, Professor S. R. Pujar, Director of SVPISTM took me through a quick tour of the new auditorium building in Avinashi Road adjacent to the existing SVPISTM's administrative building. The new auditorium will have 500 people seating capacity and is about 25,000 sq. feet in area. The NIFT and the SVPISTM lands measure 13 acres in total and are part of NTC, which the central government has allocated for the two new projects.

Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA


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