Talking to reporters after flagging off a joint venture between Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics and Chennai-based Reliable Freight Forwarders, Maran said the the group of ministers will be meeting again next week to discuss issues, including that of the petitions.
Maran, also on the ministers panel, said SEZs approved in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh had been put on hold due to a controversy over land-acquisition in other states. The Centre will now give the go-ahead for these projects. We hope that the eGoM will relax the norms to enable Tamil Nadu to go ahead with their proposals as most of the SEZs in the state were being set up on Small Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu land.
According to him, unlike other states where local governments are involved in acquiring thousands of acres of land to develop SEZs, the Tamil Nadu government is developing SEZs over less than 500 acres.