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Electronics Industry
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Set up with the objective of promoting the electronics industry in Tamil Nadu, Electronics Corporation of Tamil Nadu Limited (ELCOT), has been actively involved in:

Tidel Park1.Creating infrastructure, helping entrepreneurs in developing computer software and hardware activities, by promoting joint ventures, providing marketing and managerial support for these ventures and providing technical support for small and medium sectors.

2. ELCOT has an in-house technology development which provides database and technical assistance. It also assists state funding institutions like TIIC (Tamilnadu Industrial Investment Corporation) and SIPCOT (State Industrial Corporation Of Tamilnadu) for analysis and evalauation of Electronics related projects.

3. It has around 27 associate companies, in areas of components, consumer electronics, communication equipment, power electronics systems, software development and infrastructure development.

ELCOT is also the the promotional agency designated by the Government of Tamil Nadu for promoting IT industries in the state of Tamil Nadu. One of its proud achievements being the setting up of Tidel Park at Taramani.

# Its involved in various e-governance and computer education initiatives of Government of Tamil Nadu.
# It has entered into a joint venture agreement with WorldTel, Mauritius, to set up a joint venture under the name of WorldTel Tamil Nadu Pvt. Ltd. This joint venture project will lay about 2,000 kms of fiber optic backbone, connecting and covering all the major towns in the State. The needed statutory clearances including FIPB (Foreign Investment Promotion Board) and ISP (Internet Service Provider) approval have been obtained. The optical fibre cable laying work has commenced.

The emphasis in the years to come will be in the following areas:

1. Create infrastructure for software development at Chennai, Coimbatore, Hosur and Trichy.
2. Encourage Tamil Nadu companies to globalise their operations, to meet the demands of economy.
3. Encourage global companies to set up operations in Tamil Nadu.
4. Encourage joint venture initiatives in cutting-edge technologies.

473, Anna Salai, M.H.U. Complex,
2nd Floor, Nandanam,
Chennai-600 035.
Phone:432 0124 / 432 0126


Author : Anuradha Sriraman
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