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Karuna urges PM to withdraw move to shift CIPET

Opposing Centre’s move to shift the Head Office of CIPET from here to Delhi, DMK on Friday urged for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to withdraw the proposal.

“This move has no convincing reason or acceptable logic, and in fact it is a retrograde step,” DMK chief M Karunanidhi told the Prime Minister in a letter. The people of Tamil Nadu in general and the labour unions in particular “are very much agitated over the proposed move” to shift the head office of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) to Delhi, he added.

CIPET, coming under the Department of Chemicals and Petro-Chemicals of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, was established here in 1968, “with an avowed objective of promoting plastic tools and dye-making industries in India,” Karunanidhi said.

“It was registered under the Societies Registration Act, incorporating in it that the Head Office should be located at Chennai only,” he said, adding, CIPET has grown into a premier institution of plastics engineering and technology with 27 Centres spread across the country.
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