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Tamil Nadu at a Glance
Tamil Nadu is the industrial powerhouse of the nation and has made rapid strides in the pursuit of economic development. Check out the top rationale why businesses choose the state as their preferred destination for investment.
Robust Economy
Ease of Doing Business
Preparing for the Future
World-class Talent Pool
Great Place for Work and Life
Thrive In Tamil Nadu
The south Indian state comes with the natural topographical advantage surrounded by the Bay of Bengal in the east, the Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait in the southeast, and the Indian Ocean to its south. Chennai, the capital of the state where the economic activities thrive is one of the top cities that feature in the ease of living index.
130,058 km² or
50,216 mi² in Area
7.2 crore
Population (Census 2011)
State with
38 Districts
2nd Largest Economy
in India
10th Largest State
in India
80.09% Literacy Rate (2011 Census)
The Multilingual Population is
fluent in English, Tamil and Telugu.
Endowed with Resources
Tamil Nadu is a leading global hub for agri-commodities, metals and minerals. The major minerals mined in Tamil Nadu are limestone, bauxite, gypsum, lignite (brown coal), magnesite, and iron ore.
#3
Installed power generation
capacity in India
15%
out of India’s total coastline
#1
in production of bananas,
tapioca, cloves, flowers
& oilseeds in India
#1
Leading holder of vermiculite,
magnetite, dunite, rutile, garnet,
molybdenum and ilmenite in
India
Secure Economic Foundations
Tamil Nadu is the second wealthiest state by GDP and is the most industrialised state in India. Over 60% of the state is urbanized, accounting for 10.6% of the urban population in the country, while only comprising 6% of India’s total population. It has been ranked as the most economically free state in India by the Economic Freedom Rankings for the States of India.
Economic Strength
2nd
Largest Contributor
to India’s GDP
INR 19.2 Tn
Gross Domestic Product
(GDP) (Census 2020–21)
1st
Highest Number of
Factories
INR 276,815
or US$3,900 Per Capita
Income (Census 2020–21)
Industrial corridors
Tamil Nadu is the only state in India to have all its districts covered under industrial corridor projects. It is aimed at development of futuristic industrial cities in Tamil Nadu which can compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world.
Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor
Chennai- Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor
Kochi- Coimbatore-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
  • The Defence Industrial Corridor will Overlap with Existing Defence Public sector companies, and aims to bolster Defence Manufacturing in Tamil Nadu.
  • It will Create an Efficient Aerospace & Defence(A&D) Manufacturing Ecosystem in the Chennai-Coimbatore-Salem-Tiruchirappalli-Hosur Region.
  • It will Enhance Private Investments worth USD 10 Bn and Provide Employment for 1 Lakh People in 10 years.
  • It will help Skill the State’s Human Capital to meet the Talent needs for the Global A&D Industry.
  • The CBIC is envisioned to achieve accelerated Development and Regional Industry Agglomeration in Tamil Nadu.
  • It will provide smooth access to the Industrial Production units, thereby facilitate the Development of Efficient Industrial Base
  • It will decrease the Transportation Logistics costs along with an Improved Delivery Time and Reduction in Inventory Cost
  • It will enhance the Private Investments in Manufacturing and Industrial Activity in the State.
  • The CKIC is a part of the Country's East Coast Economic Corridor Aimed at Connecting to the Production Networks of South East Asian Countries.
  • Covering 23 Districts of Tamil Nadu, it is India’s First Coastal Economic Corridor to Promote Port-Based Industrialization in the Region.
  • Around 590 km of State Highways between the Chennai-Kanyakumari will be Redeveloped.
  • It will also Support Minor Ports in the Region.
  • The Industrial Corridor covers Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Karur, Tiruppur, Coimbatore and Nilgiris Districts of Tamil Nadu.
  • Under this, Dharmapuri-Salem will be Developed as an Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC).
Industrial corridors
Tamil Nadu is the only state in India to have all its districts covered under industrial corridor projects. It is aimed at development of futuristic industrial cities in Tamil Nadu which can compete with the best manufacturing and investment destinations in the world.
Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor
  • The Defence Industrial Corridor will Overlap with Existing Defence Public sector companies, and aims to bolster Defence Manufacturing in Tamil Nadu.
  • It will Create an Efficient Aerospace & Defence(A&D) Manufacturing Ecosystem in the Chennai-Coimbatore-Salem-Tiruchirappalli-Hosur Region.
  • It will Enhance Private Investments worth USD 10 Bn and Provide Employment for 1 Lakh People in 10 years.
  • It will help Skill the State’s Human Capital to meet the Talent needs for the Global A&D Industry.
Chennai-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
  • The CBIC is Envisioned to Achieve Accelerated Development and Regional Industry Agglomeration in Tamil Nadu.
  • It will Provide Smooth Access to the Industrial Production Units, Thereby Facilitate the Development of Efficient Industrial Base
  • It will Decrease the Transportation Logistics Costs along with an Improved Delivery Time and Reduction in Inventory Cost
  • It will Enhance the Private Investments in Manufacturing and Industrial Activity in the State.
Chennai-Kanyakumari Industrial Corridor
  • The CKIC is a part of the Country's East Coast Economic Corridor Aimed at Connecting to the Production Networks of South East Asian Countries.
  • Covering 23 Districts of Tamil Nadu, it is India’s First Coastal Economic Corridor to Promote Port-Based Industrialization in the Region.
  • Around 590 km of State Highways between the Chennai-Kanyakumari will be Redeveloped.
  • It will also Support Minor Ports in the Region.
Kochi- Coimbatore-Bengaluru Industrial Corridor
  • The Industrial Corridor Covers Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Karur, Tiruppur, Coimbatore and Nilgiris Districts of Tamil Nadu.
  • Under this, Dharmapuri-Salem will be Developed as an Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC).
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Diversified Economy
Tamil Nadu has a diversified manufacturing sector and features among the leaders in several industries like automobiles and auto components, engineering, pharmaceuticals, garments, textile products, leather products, chemicals, plastics, etc. It ranks first among the states in terms of number of factories and industrial workers.
Our Sectors
Focus Sectors
The Policy shall continue to promote the existing focus sectors, which are drivers of economic growth and development in the state.
  • Automobile
  • Chemicals & Petrochemicals
  • Agro & Food Processing
  • IT & ITes
  • Pharma & Biotech
  • Textile & Apparel
  • Electronics & Hardware
  • Aerospace & Defense
  • Renewable Energy
  • Heavy Engineering
  • Iron & Steel
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Machine Tools
  • Industrial Parks
Sunrise Sectors
The Government has launched dedicated policies for some of the identified focus and sunrise sectors. To provide a thrust to the sunrise sectors, a special package of incentives has been proposed in this Policy.
  • Aerospace and Defense Applications
  • Agro & Food Processing Except Edible Oil Industries
  • Renewable Energy Components Manufacturing
  • Electronics System Design & Manufacturing
  • Medical Electronics, Devices and Equipment
  • Electric Vehicles, EV Cell & Battery Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals, Bulk Drugs and Nutraceuticals
  • Petrochemicals and Speciality Chemicals
  • Footwear, Finished Leather Goods and Polyurethane Fabric
  • Technical Textiles including Medical Textiles
The Best Business Experience
The state provides a conducive environment for businesses with its state-of-the-art infrastructure. It is easy for the businesses to commence their operations swiftly. The State comes with accolades such as the best governance, highest exports, and most urbanised among others. 74 of the Fortune 500 companies have found their home in Tamil Nadu for its business conducive environment.
110
Industrial Parks
& Estates
45
Domestic
Tariff Zone (DTZ)
49
Special Economic
Zone (SEZ)
Progressive Infrastructure, Excellent Connectivity
Digital Infrastructure
Transport System
Water Supply
Power Supply
Tamil Nadu has built and continues to develop a robust and resilient digital infrastructure.
  • Six submarine cable landing stations in the station with a bandwidth of 13 TBPS, 1GBPS the state is in the process of laying optic fibre network, covering 12,524 villages, 528 town panchayats, 121 cities and 15 corporation
  • One of the first states to come up with an ITES Policy
  • Fastest growth rate of 700 per cent in software exports
Tamil Nadu has an integrated multimodal urban transport including mass transit systems for faster mobility in cities
  • Tamil Nadu is well connected internationally & nationally with 6 Airports
  • With 15% of India’s coastline, it has 22 seaports aiding the exports.
  • 253,510 km of roadways in the state
Tamil Nadu has been bestowed to geographical advantage of getting adequate rains and ground water supply. Furthermore, the Government has enhanced the sustainability of water sources with constant upgradation, construction and repairs.
  • The annual average rainfall is around 930 mm
  • There are 17 major river basins in the State with 61 reservoirs and about 41,948 tanks.
  • Total water resource of Tamil Nadu is 46.52km3 /1,643TMC including 23.05km3 /814TMC groundwater potential.
Tamil Nadu is a power surplus state and has augmented its capacity for the exponentially growing demand for industrial usage.
  • 34GW installed power capacity
  • 23% of India's total wind installed capacity, Tamil Nadu holds first place in the country.
  • Uninterrupted quality power supply to industries at low tariff rates
Progressive Infrastructure, Excellent Connectivity
Digital Infrastructure
Tamil Nadu has built and continues to develop a robust and resilient digital infrastructure.
  • Six submarine cable landing stations in the station with a bandwidth of 13 TBPS, 1GBPS the state is in the process of laying optic fibre network, covering 12,524 villages, 528 town panchayats, 121 cities and 15 corporation
  • One of the first states to come up with an ITES Policy
  • Fastest growth rate of 700 per cent in software exports
Transport System
Tamil Nadu has an integrated multimodal urban transport including mass transit systems for faster mobility in cities
  • Tamil Nadu is well connected internationally & nationally with 6 Airports
  • With 15% of India’s coastline, it has 22 seaports aiding the exports.
  • 253,510 km of roadways in the state
Water Supply
Tamil Nadu has been bestowed to geographical advantage of getting adequate rains and ground water supply. Furthermore, the Government has enhanced the sustainability of water sources with constant upgradation, construction and repairs.
  • The annual average rainfall is around 930 mm
  • There are 17 major river basins in the State with 61 reservoirs and about 41,948 tanks.
  • Total water resource of Tamil Nadu is 46.52km3 /1,643TMC including 23.05km3 /814TMC groundwater potential.
Power Supply
Tamil Nadu is a power surplus state and has augmented its capacity for the exponentially growing demand for industrial usage.
  • 34GW installed power capacity
  • 23% of India's total wind installed capacity, Tamil Nadu holds first place in the country.
  • Uninterrupted quality power supply to industries at low tariff rates
The Guidance makes it quick and straightforward to set up and operate in Tamil Nadu.
How to Get Started
The State is strategically located with good connectivity, infrastructure and offers a young, skilled and dedicated people. The industrial park close to Chennai city are well developed. The approvals were extremely hassle-free and very quick, which helped us set up plant as planned. Thanks to the Great support from Guidance Bureau and The Government of Tamilnadu.
Takashi Haga
Ex-MD Yamaha Music India
Doing business in Tamil Nadu
is easier than ever before
We have designed our business regulations and
processes to be transparent and streamlined. Our fully
digitised processes mean you can start your business
quickly and conveniently, even if you are not yet
in Tamil Nadu.
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Tamil Nadu, where the future is made
Constant skilling of people, improving its capabilities while having innovation as a top priority, has made Tamil Nadu as the destination for future. The state has always stood at the forefront in deploying solutions for sustainable development.
We are building the future
Tamil Nadu’s growing global economic influence and the long-run economic dynamism is set to shape up the future. With the critical high-quality infrastructure in place, Tamil Nadu is evolving as the foremost knowledge and innovation hub.
The time to invest is now.
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Fuelling our future by creating Incubation
and Innovation centres
With over 3,000 startups plugged into a global network of 300 investors and more than 100 incubators and accelerators in Tamil Nadu, our startup ecosystem is thriving. Spaces like business parks and innovation centres in Tamil Nadu further connect you to expertise and networks, as you can be closely co-located with your most important business partners.
30+
Incubation Centres in Tamil Nadu
18
Innovation & Incubation Centres in Chennai
CDIIC- Codissia Defence Innovation
& Atal Incubation Centre
CDIIC is the first Defence Innovation Hub to be set up in India, following the announcement of the Defence Innovation Organisation set up under iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence). CDIIC is also one of the Atal Incubation Centres established under the Atal Innovation Mission.
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IIT Madras Incubation Cell
IITMIC supports Students, Faculty, Staff & Alumni of IITM and External entrepreneurs in creating successful deep Tech Startups, disrupting industries & translating benefits to the society at large.
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AIC - Anna University
Incubation Foundation
AIC - Anna University Incubation Foundation is a section 8 company founded by the Anna University with a grant from Atal Innovation Mission, Niti Aayog, Government of India to build a vibrant innovation and startup ecosystem in the country.
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Academics and industry working coherently to fuel each other’s growth.
Abundant availability of skilled & talented human resources is the reason for Tamil Nadu’s existing strong industrial base.
1900+
Colleges including Leading
Institutions like IIT, IIM, NIFT
Colleges including
Leading Institutions
like IIT, IIM, NIFT
525+
Engineering Colleges
Engineering
Colleges
455+
Arts and Science
Colleges
Arts and Science
Colleges
Skilling for Employability
5,00,000+
Graduates Yearly
2,00,000+
Engineering Graduates
Yearly
80.09%
Literacy Rate
5
Apex Skill Development
Centers
Skilling Initiatives
Tamil Nadu has been taking various initiatives to build a skilled workforce that companies around the world will find attractive to employ.
Tamil Nadu today has a Robust Skill Development Ecosystem and Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC)is continuously striving to improve the same.
Skill development trainings at Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC)
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Tamil Nadu is an innovation hub that has established itself as a highly diversified economy
How to get started
Industry-Academia Partnership
Guidance - Indian School of Business Partnership
The partnership will bring ISB’s intellectual resources to address some of the critical issues of economic recovery as well as on investment promotion. ISB will specifically look into developing a strategy for pharma/chemical sector in Tamil Nadu and sync it with environmental sustainability. ISB will also come up with suggestions on drivers for investment in the southern districts of Tamil Nadu.
TNSDC- Coursera tie-up
The Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation (TNSDC) has partnered with the onparternship-line learning platform Coursera to train 50,000 youth during the parternship-19 crisis. The partnership is part of Coursera’s global rollout of the ‘Workforce Recovery Initiative’, providing free access to online learning.
Siemens Centre Of Excellence
High-end skill training for engineering and polytechnic Graduates is being imparted by establishing a Centre of Excellence (CoE) and 5 Technical Skill Development Institutes in the State (t-SDIs) under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode with an outlay of Rs.546.84 Crore in collaboration with SIEMENS, a global leader in automation and robotics.
We are a safe state
Tamil Nadu tops the Good Governance Index in the country. The state has been ranked No.1 in the judicial and public security because of its efficient enforcement of law and order. This is also due to State Government’s interventions in keeping a peaceful business environment.
We offer you excellent quality of life
World Class Healthcare
Top Notch Education
Housing & Support Infrastructure
Tamil Nadu is often recognized as a model for public health because of affordable world class health services. One can find range of excellent medical facilities in the state.
  • A vast network of 8706 SHCs, 1421 PHCs, 235 SDHs 29 DHs and 15 medical college hospitals.
  • The doctor-patient ratio is 1.6 : 1000 which is higher than the WHO recommended standards.
  • Apart from the world class Government hospitals, there are also leading global healthcare providers like Apollo Hospital, Kauvery Hospital, MIOT Hospital, Aravind Eye Hospital among others
  • Tamil Nadu caters 40% of all medical tourists in India
Tamil Nadu’s commitment to providing education for all has provided access to schools to all the children of the State. Tamil Nadu also stands at the forefront in introducing various digital initiatives in the education sector by maintaining a centralized database.
  • Total of 525+ Engineering colleges in the state
  • 400+ ITIs overall in the state
  • 110+ community colleges under IGNOU
  • 925+ industrial schools
  • Home to most reputed world class higher education and research institutions like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Anna University, and private institutions like VIT, PSG, Amrita, SSN, SRM, and Loyola among others.
The state has adopted a proactive approach wherein it has taken various initiatives to develop support infrastructure like housing, recreational amenities, green zones, treatment plants to assist rapid Industrial growth
  • Although a Chennai is a big metro, it is one of the affordable cities to live in India
  • Tamil Nadu has one of highest number of Municipal Corporations in India.
  • As per Ease of Living Index 2020, 5 cities of the state have been listed among the best to live.
We offer you excellent quality of life
World Class Healthcare
Tamil Nadu has built and continues to develop a robust and resilient digital infrastructure.
  • A vast network of 8706 SHCs, 1421 PHCs, 235 SDHs 29 DHs and 15 medical college hospitals.
  • The doctor-patient ratio is 1.6 : 1000 which is higher than the WHO recommended standards.
  • Apart from the world class Government hospitals, there are also leading global healthcare providers like Apollo Hospital, Kauvery Hospital, MIOT Hospital, Aravind Eye Hospital among others
  • Tamil Nadu caters 40% of all medical tourists in India
Top Notch Education
Tamil Nadu’s commitment to providing education for all has provided access to schools to all the children of the State. Tamil Nadu also stands at the forefront in introducing various digital initiatives in the education sector by maintaining a centralized database.
  • Total of 525+ Engineering colleges in the state
  • 400+ ITIs overall in the state
  • 110+ community colleges under IGNOU
  • 925+ industrial schools
  • Home to most reputed world class higher education and research institutions like Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), National Institute of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Anna University, and private institutions like VIT, PSG, Amrita, SSN, SRM, and Loyola among others.
Housing & Support Infrastructure
The state has adopted a proactive approach wherein it has taken various initiatives to develop support infrastructure like housing, recreational amenities, green zones, treatment plants to assist rapid Industrial growth
  • Although a Chennai is a big metro, it is one of the affordable cities to live in India
  • Tamil Nadu has one of highest number of Municipal Corporations in India.
  • As per Ease of Living Index 2020, 5 cities of the state have been listed among the best to live.
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