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Industrial park at Puzhakkal

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THRISSUR, APRIL 6. The Industries Minister, P.K. Ibrahim Kunju, today said that an industrial park would soon be set up at Puzhakkal in the outskirts of the city.

He was talking to reporters after the meeting held here to review drought-relief operations in the district. The Minister said KINFRA has been asked to submit a project report for the proposed industrial park within a month. Mr. Kunju added that the park would be set up in 50 acres and that the Industries Department would retain 10 acres in it. The enterprises to be set up include units for ornaments, apparels and diamond cutting.

Mr. Kunju said the Chief Minister, Oomen Chandy, would soon convene a meeting to address the problems faced by the tile industry in the State.

The Industries Department was taking measures to revive 40 sick units, including the Sitaram Textile Mills in Thrissur, through a one-time assistance package.

Earlier, in his address at the drought-relief review meeting, Mr. Kunju said the Government would take a decision on the proposals submitted by the Thrissur district administration within two or three days.

The proposals have been designed to provide relief to the drought hit areas in the district. He said the district administration has been entrusted with initiating steps to provide drinking water in the region affected by drought.

The MLAs, K.P. Rajendran and A.C Moideen, the Mayor, K. Radhakrishnan, the district panchayat vice-president, Moideen, the Collector, Premachandra Kurup and the office-bearers of the local bodies were present at the meeting.

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