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Tamil Nadu against privatisation of Tiruchi gun factory  

The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday expressed its opposition to the central government's plans to induct a private investor for Tiruchirappalli gun factory .

Published: 22nd June 2017 07:01 PM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2017 07:01 PM   |  A+A-

An ammunition manufactured in TGF

By IANS

CHENNAI:The Tamil Nadu government on Thursday expressed its opposition to the central government's plans to induct a private investor for Tiruchirappalli gun factory which comes under the Ordnance Factory Board.

Industries Minister M.C. Sampath said the gun factory management has been asked to look at the feasibility of inducting a private investor and operate the business on public-private-partnership (PPP) basis.

The PPP mode was suggested by the Niti Aayog and it is learnt that the workers of the gun factory were planning to strike work on Tuesday (June 27), opposing the move, Sampath told the state assembly.

The matter will be taken up by Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and steps will be taken to prevent the privatisation of the Tiruchirappalli gun factory, Sampath said.
 

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