Biotechnology incubation centre to be set up in city

The Chief Minister announced on Wednesday that the facility spread over 12,000 sq ft would be set up at a cost of `20 crore

Published: 01st September 2016 05:44 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st September 2016 05:44 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: To encourage entrepreneurs from the science and technology sector, a Biotechnology Incubation Centre would be set up at TICEL Biopark complex in Taramani. It would help entrepreneurs, scientists and primary-level bio-technology companies plan and execute inventions.

Coming up at a cost of Rs20 crore, it would have laboratories, commercial and office space spread over 12,000 sq.ft, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa informed the Assembly on Wednesday under Rule 110. Besides sprucing up facilities at SIPCOT complexes, world-class infrastructure would be created for Rs30 crore at the ambitious Aerospace Park at SIPCOT’s Vallam-Vadakal industrial estate in Sriperumpudur. Infrastructure would be enhanced in the SIPCOT-Cheyyar industrial complex, coming up on 2,300 acres with Rs100 crore.

Expansion and infrastructure improvement of Electro Static Precipitator Chamber of the TNPL unit at Kakithapuram would be undertaken at a cost of Rs25 crore. The machinery at TNPL unit at Mondipatti in Tiruchy district would be upgraded at a cost of Rs35 crore.

To improve production capacity of Tamil Nadu Minerals Limited, equipment including hydraulic drillers and tipper trucks would be purchased for Rs20 crore. She said Tamil Nadu Cements Limited and Ariyalur district administration would undertake corporate social responsibility activities like providing modern equipment to district headquarters hospitals (Rs9.5 crore), building classrooms for government schools in villages around Ariyalur (Rs2.12 crore), and planting saplings, erecting rain water harvesting structures etc. for Rs1.90 crore.

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