A Study on Performance of Small Scale Industries in Thoothukudi District

  • S Rosita Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai
  • E Arun Kumar Research scholar, Department of Commerce, Madurai Kamaraj University Madurai


The small and Medium Enterprises in Tamil Nadu today comprise of automobile ancillaries, textiles and food processing. There is a growth in the automobile ancillaries industry because companies like Ford and Hyundai have come to Tamil Nadu. The food-processing sector again is growing, as there is a demand for processed and packaged food. Entrepreneurs are setting up cold storages and exporting frozen vegetables and fruits. On the other hand, the demand for bank credit has also undergone substantial increase. Factors such as, large growth in the number of industrial units, diversification of existing units, increase in industrial and agricultural production.

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