Pondicherry is endowed with excellent infrastructural facilities, on per
with the best available in the country.
Pondicherry is situated about 170 km south of Chennai on the East Coast
Road and National Highway NH-45A connecting to Chennai and other major
cities. A network of all weather metalled roads connecting every village
exists in the territory. Pondicherry has a road length of 2398 km (road
length per 4.87 sq km), the highest in the country.
The Union Territory had rail heads at Puducherry, Karaikal, Yanam and
Mahe. Major Cities are linked Union Territory of Puducherry through rail
The policy of the Government is to promote less water intensive
industries. Being a coastal area borewells are not allowed within six kms.
from high tide line. Hence, desalination and recycling techniques of waste
water would be encouraged.
Pondicherry is close to several ports like Chennai, Nagapattinam,
Tuticorin, Kakinada, Vishakapatnam and Cochin. Pondicherry port will be
modernised with container handling facilities and storing infrastructure.
Puducherry is a part of the Global Information Highway.
Nationalised and Commercial banks functioning in Pondicherry Apart from
this, PIPDIC, a state Finance Corporation renders yeoman service for
promotion of small and medium scale enterprises. Branches of National financial
institutions like SIDBI/NABARD/ NSICalso exist.
SKILLED MANPOWER: Pondicherry has reputed technical institutions
such as the Pondicherry Central University, Engineering Colleges, Medical Colleges, Dental, Veterinary,
Agriculture and Community Colleges,
Polytechnics and Industrial
Training Institutions. Pondicherry has a high concentration of highly
resourceful, committed and productive Science and Technology Graduates, Apart
from English, a considerable number speak French.
RESPONSIVE ADMINISTRATION: Proactive investment policies,
hassle-free environment and an industry-friendly Government have made
Pondicherry a heaven for business. The process of clearances and approvals
has been rationalised with emphasis on time-bound decisions by Government
departments and authorities. The responsive administration solves problems,
if any, in the quickest possible time and ensures that the investors realise
COSMOPOLITAN CULTURE: A large number of French, Belgians and
Germans have made Pondicherry their second home and have thus promoted its
congenial cosmopolitan atmosphere. Pondicherry also provides a good standard
of living, quality-housing facilities, standard educational institutions
including French schools, adequate health care and recreational facilities.
All communities live in peace and harmony. There are a large number of
restaurants specialising in French, Italian and American Cusines.
GOOD INDUSTRIAL RELATION: Pondicherry is known for peace and
stability which is a pre-requisite for smooth and fast industrial growth.
Labour relations in the Union Territory is excellent with a good track record
of industrial harmony allowing you to concentrate on your business. A
co-operative, educated, skilled and understanding labour is an asset. Good
industrial relations ensure industrial peace. The Labour Department provides
concilliatory and mediatory mechanism for resolution of industrial disputes
between Management and labour.
NEW INITIATIVES: The Government has taken initiatives to set up new
Industrial areas, like the Mega Food Park, Growth Centre andetc,
Industrial Estates are presently in existence and additional industrial
estates are being planned.
As part of the southern-grid, adequate power has been allocated to Union
Territory of Pondicherry. Steady supply of power is presently available at
rates cheaper than neighbouring states. For power tariff and more details
please visit http://electricity.puducherry.gov.in/