Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in The Hindu dated 23.12.2022 titled “One killed, four injured in fire at NLC Thermal Plant” dated 18/01/2023.

The bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel and Sudhir Agarwal of the NGT said that "it is disheartening to note that such incident has been repeated due to negligence on the part of the management, which calls for serious soul-searching at local level of management as well as stringent remedial action at higher level in the establishment."

Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) has written to the Department of Revenue to include its 1,000 MW new thermal power project at Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu in the list of mega power projects to avail itself of customs and Central excise duty waiver.

In a letter to the Joint Secretary in the Department of Revenue, NLC pointed out that the Cuddalore project was missing in the list of notified ultra mega power projects and mega power projects, which were exempted from customs and Central excise duties.