|The pace of setting up the Aerospace Park, launched by the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu at Vadagal near Oragadam, has slowed down, going by the response given by the Environment Minister, C.Karuppanan at Orgadam on Monday.|
Talking to reporters after chairing a meeting of industrial units at Oragadam, the Minister said none of the industries to whom land allocation had been made for setting up their units at the Aerospace Park had approached the Pollution Control Board for clearance.
When the project was launched and the stone laid by Chief Minister Edappadi K.Palanisamy, land allotment orders were issued to nine units out of a total of 20 that made a request for allotment of plots at the park.
SIPCOT announced that the Aerospace Park, to begin with, would be set up on 245 acres and would be expanded to 600 acres in the future. It was also claimed that the new facility would attract an investment of ₹6,000 crore in this sector.
Waste disposal facility
At the meeting, the industry representatives have requested the Environment Ministry to help set up a common facility to dispose food waste generated, stating that a proposal in this regard was mooted in 2016 wherein the SIPCOT had also shown interest.
They had also stressed the need for an exclusive parking bay for trucks at the Oragadam Industrial Park as parking of long-vehicles along the service roads hamper the movement of other vehicles.
Responding to their plea, the Minister called upon the industries representatives to identify land in the vicinity of the Industrial Park for setting up of the common facility and the State Government could help them in acquiring the land.