The Tamil Nadu government has initiated steps to establish a textile city in Chennai and plans to set up a handloom museum in Mahabalipuram, near here, Chief Minister M K Stalin announced on Friday.
The museum would be set up at a cost of Rs 30 crore, he said while unveiling programmes to develop the textile sector.
Karur, Tiruppur and Kancheepuram would be converted into textile export hubs. Also, a design and incubation centre would be established at a cost of Rs 10 crore, he said.
In other updates: The Madras High Court has rejected a plea from the Agri Horticultural Society to quash a notice issued by the Tamil Nadu government in 2006 to show cause related to taking back prime land worth Rs 5,000 crore in Chennai given to it.
The court on Friday questioned why the society should not be superseded and the vast land given to it by the state government several decades ago not be taken back.
Justice N Sathish Kumar declined to quash the notice, and directed the petitioner society, by its secretary V Krishnamurthy, to approach the civil court to decide the title of the property situated on Cathedral Road, said to be worth about Rs 5,000 crore.
The ruling DMK on Saturday alleged that Governor R N Ravi was sent to Tamil Nadu by the Centre with “some agenda,” and accused him of “doing politics” over the recent Coimbatore blast.
When the Tamil Nadu government recommended probe by the National Investigation Agency into the Coimbatore matter within two days, Ravi claimed “delay” (in handing over the case to NIA) and chances of destruction of evidence due to it,” the governing party’s Tamil mouthpiece “Murasoli” said in an opinion piece.