- Tamil Nadu government announced a new initiative, ‘Direct CTO’, to enable companies operating under ‘green category industries’ receive faster clearances from government to commence operations.
- The move would largely benefit micro, small and medium enterprises planning to set up operations in the state, to mark 125 years of trade body Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
- The pollution index of any industrial sector is a number from 0 to 100 and the increasing value of PI refers to the degree of pollution load from the industries.
- ‘Red’ category industries are those which have a pollution index score of 60 and above, ‘orange’ category are with 41 to 59, ‘green’ category industrial sectors are of 21 to 40 and ‘white’ category industries are from 0 to 20.
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