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Andhra Pradesh - A summit on happy cities With the active participation of the state government we organised major programmes like Happy Cities Summit, Aquabiz 2018, Energy Innovation Summit and Symposium on Corrosion Management. Organised state-specific road shows for promoting the state at the World Economic Fourm. The Indian Women Network

Welcome prudence in fiscal management

It was a refreshing contrast: the Tamil Nadu budget for 2019-20 broke away from the tradition set by Dravidian parties of announcing fresh sops and freebies. The surprise was all the more given the elections to the Lok Sabha due in the next couple of months! Deputy Chief Minister holding the

A report card on performance

An executive summary of the performance of the various departments of the state edited from monologues produced by the government. Jayanthi Raghunathan and Dr. Narayanan provide a walk through. It’s an indication of how Tamil Nadu is gearing for the future. AGRICULTURE - YIELD ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Minister – R Doraikkannu Agriculture

Advantage Tamil Nadu

Dr. T V Somanathan IAS, Additional Chief Secretary to Government - Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Department, Tamil Nadu, spoke to Industrial Economist on the state’s administrative strengths and fiscal prudence. INDUSTRIAL ECONOMIST (IE): What are the advantages that Tamil Nadu brings to the table? T V SOMANATHAN(TVS): First, our state’s administrative

TN will push up capex…

Tamil Nadu, the second largest state economy after Maharashtra, is predominately a service economy with 51.86 per cent contributed by the services sector, 36.24 per cent by secondary sector and 11.90 per cent by the primary sector. The state economy is resilient and is quick to recover after some years of

The first citizen leads upfront…

Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been breathing fresh air into the Raj Bhavan. Purohit is multi-faceted: an active politician, he was a member of the Maharashtra Assembly, Minister and Member of Parliament for three terms and a media magnate. He acquired Hitavada, the 1908-established English daily, widely circulated in Central India.

Terrific Tamil Nadu

Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy announced in quick succession several fresh investments. This augured well for the second Global Investors’ Meet (GIM). These investments covered a vast range of industries: from a new refinery and petrochemicals project to automobiles, cell phones and glass. The second GIM is expected to attract much more

First word

We have had a fascinating experience in coming out with this issue. Over the last three months, as Team IE visited several parts of Tamil Nadu meeting political leaders, champion administrators, business honchos and academia dons, we realised how rich, vibrant and diversified a state we are. A very silent


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