The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) on completion of two years of governance in May 2013 announced some of the key projects taken up by the state government in the last two years. According to the government announcement in the last two years a total projex of Rs 36, 915 crore were taken up.
In the Manufacturing sector, the Tamil Nadu government signed 17 MoUs worth Rs 26,625 crore. Some of them are:
The five MoUs signed with automobile majors - Daimler India Commercial Vehicles, India Yamaha Motor, Ashok Leyland-Nissan Motor Company, Eicher Motors and Philips Carbon Black - will bring in a total investment of Rs 5,700 crore.
The balance 12 MoUs signed for manufacturing projects with Indian as well as foreign companies like PPG and Harsh Group, Sundaram Clayton, Sanmia-SCI, Nokia India, Alticor Inc (Amway), Hyundai Motor India, Indo Rama, BGR Energy Group, Hitachi, Saint Gobain will bring in fresh investment of Rs 20,925 crore.
To provide quality medical facility to the people of Tamil Nadu, the state proposes to set up 75 new urban Primary Health Centres, 47 new Primary Health Centres and upgrade 58 Primary Health Centres.
Additionally, a multi Super Specialty Hospital is being planned at the Omandurar Government Estate, Chennai at a cost of Rs 103 crore and a medical college at Tiruvannamalai at a cost of Rs 131 crore.
Higher Education Projects
In 2012, the state government had announced Rs 100 crore scheme to upgrade the infrastructure in 93 government arts and sciences colleges and constituent colleges of various universities.
In January 2013, Tamil Nadu government announced setting up two new engineering colleges at Chettikarai and Chengipatti with an initial sum of Rs 14.10 crore each.
Plans have also been finalised to set up 10 new polytechnic colleges, including Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Theni and Vellore districts at a proposed cost of Rs 138 crore.
In November 2011, the Tamil Nadu government decided to set up a Yatri Nivas at Srirangam to accommodate 1,000 devotees at the cost of Rs 43 crore.
Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu proposes to construct Multipurpose Indoor Stadiums in 10 Districts at a cost of Rs 15 crore.
Real Estate (Housing) Projects
AIADMK government, in November 2012, announced construction of 2,500 durable houses at 14 various camps in Tamil Nadu for Sri Lankan Tamils. The project would cost Rs 25 crore.
Under the mass housing scheme, the state government, has firmed up plans to construct 11,892 houses at the cost of Rs 1,086 crore and 25,468 apartments for slum dwellers in Chennai at the cost of Rs 1,460 crore.
Roads & Highways Projects
A sum of Rs 5,662 crore were spent on upgradation of roads measuring 21,282 km between the period May 2011 and May 2013.
In the last two years, the state rural development department had proposed 1,255 km long roads using plastic waste with an investment of Rs 153.5 crore. While 1,002 km roads have completed, the rest is expected to be completed soon. In the urban areas too, 1,065 km long plastic roads were planned and works are under various stages of completion as of April 2013.
21 Railways Over Bridges and Under Bridges were proposed with an investment of Rs 440 crore. All these projects are under planning stage as the bidding process is underway.
Power shortage is one of the hurdles the Tamil Nadu industrial units facing in the recent years. The state saw an addition of 606.5 MW generation capacity in the last two years. The commissioning of the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear power project will ease the state’s power deficit to some extent.
The Tamil Nadu State Solar Energy Policy, announced on 20 November 2013, proposes to establish solar PV power plants with a capacity of 3000 MW by 2015.
As a follow up, the Tamil Nadu government has signed an MoU with Raasi Green Earth Energy to set up a 100 MW solar park with an investment of Rs 920 crore. The project is the first solar park to be set up on PPP basis in the country.