No clarity on Sriperumbudur Nokia plant revival

Neither state government nor former employees have a clue about how and when the plant will start

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Shivani Chaturvedi | June 20, 2015 | Chennai


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It has been more than three months the prime minister Narendra Modi indicated his government’s plan to restart Nokia plant at Sriperumbudur Tamil Nadu. However, there is no clarity among former employees of the company and the state government on how and when would it happen.

President of Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Tamil Nadu unit and CITU national vice president, A Sounderrajan told Governance Now that nothing has been done till date to restart the plant. The employees who were thrown out of their jobs are still jobless. "We have no clarity on what is going to happen," he added.

Joint commissioner of labour, Tamil Nadu, S Kalaivani said, "We are still in dark. No information has come to us till now. It is the centre that needs to take up the issue then only we could do anything on it."

Last month Nokia India had withdrawn its plea to sell Chennai plant. The company told the Delhi high court that it wants to withdraw its request to lift the freeze on its shuttered Chennai plant and sell it after a potential buyer had backed out.

Nokia had shut down its big mobile manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur last year. The company had tax troubles and other legal issues. More than 30,000 people were affected by the shutdown of the Sriperumbudur facility, which has been one of the biggest in the world. With this, its dependent unit Foxconn announced the suspension of its operation in December last year, and then confirmed closure in February 10, affecting nearly 1700 employees.

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