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Arasu Cable to offer broadband services

State Government to implement Rs 700 crore plan for dyeing units

BS Reporter  |  Chennai 

State-run Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable TV Corporation will soon start offering broadband and other internet services in the state. Making an announcement in the Assembly, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa said Arasu Cable was providing high-quality cable TV services to the people of the state at an affordable Rs 70 a month. "Through cable operators, it (Tamil Nadu Arasu Cable Corporation) will provide broadband service at low prices. It would be offered by joining hands with those who have broadband licences,” said the chief minister, who also announced Rs 40 crore worth new building for Tamil Nadu State Data Centre covering an area of 5,000 sft. Jayalalithaa said the state would also establish at a cost of Rs 5 crore to preserve and retrieve government data besides creating an e-mail group involving a cost of Rs one crore for government officials to ensure safer and faster communication. She said cloud and web-hosting services would be provided to students and young entrepreneurs at a fairly low cost by earmarking Rs 50 lakh, while it will also launch an internet-based encyclopedia of Tamil arts and culture.

Dyeing units

To help the dyeing industry, which is the backbone for the textile industry in Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said a Rs 700 crore plan will be implemented soon.

This will help the industry, which is facing issues relates to environment regulations and Court orders.

The Chief Minister said the State would seek support from various Ministries and Central Government to implement the scheme, would integrate dying factories at one place and create a Industry-based Development Zone.

The Chief Minister hope that this would help textile industry contribution in Tamilnadu's GSDP to touch Rs 7,000 crore, besides addressing environmental issues. This allocation would give flip to the small and medium dyeing units in the districts including Tirupur, Namakkal, Erode, Salem and others.

"This will help to generate 10,000 people directly and another one lakh people indirectly," said the Chief Minister, who said the project will start this fiscal and will be completed by three years.

New Taluks

In an another statement, Jayalalithaa announced creation of 15 new Taluks in Tamilnadu, including one at Avadi near city by streamlining Ambattur and Poonamallee Taluks, at a cost of Rs 45 crore, making the total number of Taluks in the State to 269, from the existing 254.

"This step would ensure speed and effective service of the Revenue Department to people," said the Chief Minister.

For judiciary & prison

The Chief Minister also announced a building to house Court functions in a 'spacious way' and quarters for Judges will be built at a cost of Rs 20.3 crore at Sathuvachery in Vellore. A Consolidated Court Complex and Judges quarters will be constructed in Nagapattinam district at a cost of Rs 19.52 crore.

The Chief Minister said a District Jail will be set up in Theni district at a cost of Rs 14 crore. She said 100 quarters for prison staff will be conducted at a cost of Rs 13.16 crore in 2014-15.

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First Published: Tue, August 12 2014. 20:38 IST