About Tamil Nadu
  • Tamil Nadu is the seventh most populous Indian State, with a population of 72,138,958 (as per Census 2011). Covering an area of 130,058 sq km, it is the eleventh largest State in India.
  • Administratively, the State is divided into 32 districts. It has 10 City Corporations, 125 Municipalities, 385 Panchayat Unions (Blocks), 559 Town Panchayats and 12,618 Village Panchayats.  Chennai is the capital and largest city in the State. Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirappalli and Tirunelveli are other major cities.
  • The State (i) ranks sixth in the state-wise Human Development Index rankings, surpassing the national average across key indicators; (ii) has the highest number of business enterprises in the country (10.56%); and (iii) stands second in total organised sector employment (9.97%) in India.
  • Tamil is the official language of the State. It is also one of the most ancient languages in India thus lending itself to literary and cultural wealth. Tamil Nadu, the country's cultural hub, hosts a kaleidoscope of classical and folk festivals. The State is also home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, several tourist attractions, hill stations, beach resorts and multi-religious pilgrimage sites. Tamil Nadu's tourism industry is the second largest in India.
  • The State is a major educational destination in the nation and is also home to some of the premier higher educational institutions especially in the fields of science and technology and information technology.

Tamil Nadu's Infrastructure at a Glance

  • Tamil Nadu ranks second on the Relative Infrastructure Development Index. Being the second largest sub-national economy, second most industrialised and the most urbanised region in the country, the State holds tremendous scope for infrastructure development.
  • Tamil Nadu's extensive road network covers a total distance of 1,99,040 km and is one of the most well connected networks in the country. Its density is 2.5 times higher than the national average.
  • There are three major sea ports in the State — Chennai, Ennore and Tuticorin and seven minor ports. Chennai port is the second busiest container hub in India.
  • Tamil Nadu has three international airports with Chennai International Airport being the third busiest in India.
  • The Mettur Dam is one of the largest dams in the country. It irrigates 1,310 sq km of land annually and has an installed capacity of 250 MW for hydro-power generation.
News & Events


TNIDB clears Projects to Boost Southern Districts - The Hindu

Tamil Nadu to set up Infrastructure Management Company - Business Standard

Green Light to Finance Vehicle - Smooth ride to Vision 2023 - The New Indian Express

Tamil Nadu Clears Mega Infrastructure Projects - Business line

TN Infrastructure Development Board in pact with IIT-Madras - Business Standard, August 18, 2014

J Jayalalithaa announces construction of 10,000 flats, residential township to fulfill 'Vision 2023 plan', 15 July 2014

Registered MSMEs in TN employ 6.3 million people - Business Standard, July 14, 2014

Tamil Nadu moots new infrastructure fund - The Hindu, June 13, 2014

Budget 2014: Chennai focal point for two industrial corridors - Times of India, Jul 10, 2014.

TN plans satellite town in Kadambur - Times of India, Jul 16, 2014.

Infra development: Tamil Nadu seeks Singapore’s help - Business Line JULY 4.

K Shanmugam calls on J Jayalalithaa; discusses bilateral ties - The Economical Times, Jul 4, 2014.

Tamil Nadu moots new infrastructure fund - The Hindu, June 13, 2014.

Executive Education Programme on Project Management for Complex Infrastructure Projects.

Workshop on "Understanding TNIDB's Vision, Structure and Processes" scheduled on 25.03.2014, organised by Anna Institute of Management, Chennai.

TN Infrastructure Board inducts Agri Secretary - The Hindu, February 3, 2014.

TN to focus on road projects, infrastructure development - The Hindu, October 7, 2013

Tradable development rights for private participants of PPP projects - The Hindu November 15, 2012

Board set up to give boost to infrastructure - Decan Chronicle November 13, 2012

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Selvi Jayalalithaa's Vision 2023: 11% growth, per capita income of Rs 4,50,000 - Business Standard May 16, 2012

Infrastructure Development Board for Vision 2023 - IBN Live May 10, 2012

Honble Chief Minister chaired the first meeting of Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board 

More on Vision 2023 for Tamil Nadu - The Hindu Business line March 27, 2012

Target is 11% growth in Gross State Domestic Product - The Hindu CHENNAI, March 22, 2012

Institutional framework for Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Board soon - THE HINDU CHENNAI, March 21, 2012