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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesday termed the second edition of the Global Investors Meet a “grand success”, and said it had exceeded the targeted investment of 2 lakh crore.

“The response in terms of both investment proposals as well as delegate registration for GIM 2019 has far exceeded our expectations.

Proposals for new investments have been pouring in ever since we started preparations... This is a momentous occasion in the history of industrialisation of Tamil Nadu, which will set new records of investment,” Mr. Palaniswami said at the start of the two-day event.

In the inaugural session, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman released the State’s aerospace and defence industrial policy even as the Chief Minister indicated that the State would soon launch an electric vehicles policy and introduce electric buses in cities.

Ms. Sitharaman assured support from the Centre for investors in defence and other sectors.

Like last time, this year’s inaugural ceremony witnessed a colourful display of cultural programmes.

To encourage aerospace and defence manufacturing, the State had conceived an exclusive aerospace and defence park on 250 acres of land in Sriperumpudur, the Chief Minister said.

Tamil Nadu Industries Minister M.C. Sampath said in the last edition of GIM, the State had attracted over 2.42 lakh crore in investment, across 98 projects, of which 64 were in advanced stages of implementation.


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Tamil Nadu Global Investors Meet 2019

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