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.
RAIL HEADS :
The Union Territory had rail heads at Puducherry, Karaikal, Yanam and Mahe. Major Cities are linked Union Territory of Puducherry through rail
WATER RESOURCES :
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.
SEA PORT :
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.
COMMUNICATIONS : 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 their dreams.
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 :
A large number of French, Belgians and Germans have made Pondicherry their second home andPondicherry 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,
Six 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/