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Interesting Places That Cannot Be Missed In Tirunelveli


Tirunelveli is a place that is worth a visit at least once in the lifetime. There are many places in Tirunelveli that attract many tourists towards the place. Some of them include dams, temples, sanctuaries, sculpture houses, hills and so on. Apart from the places there food and tradition of this place are very rich and unique. In fact, it will be very interesting the culture of the people living in this spot. Though people here use the Tamil language their way of pronunciation and sounds will be different and it attracts many people. In fact, it will sound like music as it has some sort of rhythm in it. The scenic background of this city will be very good too making it preferable apart from the reasons mentioned above. Some of the important places that have to be visited during the tour of Tirunelveli are listed below.

Manjolai: A very good place that is worth a visit in Tirunelveli is Manjolai. This is a hill station that is situated at the elevation of 1162 sq. metre. The prime attraction of this area is the tea plantations that are available in the spot. One of the most familiar tea estates in the area is Bombay Burma Tea Estate. This place also provides a very good employment opportunity to the people through the tea estates as a matter of fact about 4000 people are working in various tea plantations. The calm atmosphere and the wonderful climate of the place make it even more appealing. In fact, many tourists compare this place with the queen of hills i.e. Udhagamandalam due to the splendid experience they get here. When a person stays here for some time, he will get peace of mind and will be able to relax well. Finding a stay will also be not very challenging.

TempleIn between Manjolai and Manimuthar, there is a fresh pool of water which is named as Dasan Pool and the person visiting this area will be surely impressed with its green nature and pleasant climate. It is possible to go even for greater heights, and there will be real gifts of nature namely Kakkachi and Nalumukka that will provide an unforgettable experience to the visitor. Before going to these places at the summer, it will be a very good idea to book proper stay place as the number of tourists will be more in the particular time.

Krishnapuram Sculptures: Another important feature to be noted in Tirunelveli is the amazing Krishnapuram Sculptures. Usually, the sculptures that are present in the temples of this city will be very attractive and unique. This place is preferred by numerous researchers and sculpture lovers. Krishnapuram Sculptures are very common in the Venkatachalapathy temple. In fact, this temple is the treasure of statues and handicrafts that should not be missed. As everyone knows these sculptures will be created by carving the stones. Lord Venkatachalapathy along with Sri Devi and Bhu Devi are the main deity in this temple. The architecture of this place is also noteworthy. It is believed that Vijayanagaram sculptors were the people who created these wonderful structures, according to the orders of Krishnappa Nayakkar belonging to the Nayak dynasty. This structure will be depicting the wonderful tales of Tamil people and especially it will concentrate on various tragedies and heroics involved in life.

Pulithevan Palace: This is another place that is related to the history of Tirunelveli. In fact, this palace has an important role in the freedom struggle of the nation. This place was the headquarters for the first chieftain of Tamil Nadu Pulithevar during the freedom struggle. It is also believed that he was responsible for the rise of Tamil people against the British.

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Right to Clearance Policy – A Major Breakthrough for Telangana


At a time when the central government is struggling for an environment that is business friendly, the Telangana government, under the leadership of K. Chandrasekhar Rao, has taken a bold step ahead and made a public welcome of the Right to Clearance Policy. This moves the state government closer to achieving its industrialization goals sooner than earlier anticipated. Just like the policy on right to information, the Clearance Right empowers businesses to query any delays in planned project implementation and to demand redress in case of undue delays.

Since the removal of license Raj, bureaucracy red tape and corrupt practices continues unabated as industries continue being controlled by retrogressive policies and unsound processes. The new Right to Clearance imposes a fine of Rs. 1,000 daily on any officer delaying any project clearance and allows stakeholders to question the delay. On the other hand, a 15-day ultimatum is imposed on project approval for all major projects which involve Rs. 200 crore and above failure to which they will automatically commence. For normal projects, a month time limit is also applicable just to ensure deadlines are promptly met.

Any failure by the government to meet set deadline means an automatic approval with some financial implications involved. Other measures which are geared toward a better environment to do business in the State include automatic project renewals, single window clearance and self-certification. Given that the cost of clearance delay is high, systems are deemed to work smoothly to fast track industrialization goals. These measures are not only aimed at the industry sector but financial lending institutions as well.

With the implementation of these changes, many stakeholders have lauded the Chandrasekhar Rao government. Many industrialists have termed the move positive and this has seen an increase in new projects in the State. This increased interest is because the Telangana State Government has shown its commitment in moving towards industrialization with its thinking-outside-the-box policy rollout. The change of policies ensures getting rid of middlemen, less corruption and bureaucracy according to the Chief Minister.

TelanganaGetting rid of existing policies which abet bureaucracy instills confidence among businesses and industrialists and adds pride in project implementation and ownership. The State’s move grants power to industries to improve and set new progressive standards failure to which they become irrelevant towards the industrialization goals among other benefits of the new business environment in Telangana. Quality of completed projects will be improved due to the improved approval process and project monitoring mechanism powers which are vested on the local industrialists and other stakeholders; a strategy which other Indian states need to match.

The Telangana government move becomes the yard stick by which other states are going to be measured against, thus raising the competitiveness across board. More inter-state investments due to less corruption, fast clearance and imposed fines are seen as positive measures to speed up the industrialization process. Poorly done or irrelevant projects will be a thing of the past since the processes are well structured amid strict adherence to due diligence by all state stakeholders.