Rajeev Ranjan, Kazuo Minagawa, P Murari and Asit K Barma
Spoke at the FICCI Manufacturing conclave .Joined with me are Japanese Consul General ,Principal Secretary-Industry(TN) and Mr P Murari ,Advisor to FICCI President .Excerpts from one of the news published : The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) had organised a seminar on manufacturing excellence in Chennai recently. While speaking at the event, Rajeev Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu said that overseas automotive players are evincing keen interest in investing in the state and Tamil Nadu would remain and attract further investments for a sustainable progress. "The Government of Tamil Nadu have formed State Manufacturing Competitive Council, similar to the National Manufacturing Competitive Council under Government of India. Tamil Nadu has become a destination of choice as overseas investors are finding it more attractive, compared to other regions across the country".
While taking part in the event, Kazuo Minagawa, Japanese Consul General opined that more Japanese firms are setting up their base in Tamil Nadu. Citing that there are over 1050 Japanese companies that had already set up their operations in the country, the Consul General said that 170 of them are in Tamil Nadu. Asit K Barma, Manufacturing Panel Convenor of FICCI of was of the opinion that Chennai is already a hot spot for global OEMs in the automotive arena. "Chennai is fast emerging as the Detroit of Soiuth Asia and the Tamil Nadu has the prospect to be the most industrialised state in India", Barma added. P Murari, former civil servant and advisor to FICCI President added that the manufacturing of auto components have got a major boost with Chennai emerging as the hub of global producers of automobiles