The Madras High Court directed the Neyveli Lignite Corporation to pay compensation at the rate of Rs 40,000 per acre to farmers whose standing crops were damaged during Paravanar Canal Diversion activities at Valayamadevi in Cuddalore district.

NLCIL thermal project to be commissioned in three months

Fly ash is produced in huge quantities by the various thermal power stations in India. This thermal waste has been employed as a carrier material in the preparation of a biopesticidal water dispersible powder (WDP) formulation for use against mosquitoes. In the present investigation, this newly developed fly ash based WDP formulation was evaluated in natural breeding habitats of mosquito.

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The Neyveli Thermal Power Station-I Expansion has been chosen for the silver shield of the National Environment Management Award among coal/lignite-based thermal power stations for 2012-13.

The plant, with two units, can generate 420 MW of power (4,20,000 units per hour). The first unit of this Power Station was synchronized in October 2002 and the second unit in July 2003. The power generated by the TPS is being shared among southern States including Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Hyderabad: With the demand for power increasing, the state government is trying to get unallocated power from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant and NeyveliII in Tamil Nadu, on a long-term basis.

Tamil Nadu is likely to get 617 MW of additional power from the Neyveli Lignite Corporation by March 2014, according to B. Surender Mohan, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, NLC.

He told a press conference here on Monday that from the NTPL project, a joint venture of the NLC and the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, being set up at Tuticorin, the State would get 387 MW and another 230 MW would come from the Thermal Power Station-II Expansion in Neyveli.

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation is all set to increase power generation by 1,000 MW during the current year. With this, the installed capacity of the NLC would go up from 2,740 MW to 3,740 MW.

Giving a hint on this growth prospects in his Republic Day address at the Neyveli Township here on Saturday, NLC Chairman-cum-Managing Director B.Surender Mohan said that the first unit (250 MW) of the NLC Thermal Power Station-II Expansion project was expected to be commissioned in July and the second unit of the same capacity (250 MW) in September 2013.

With the Centre citing transmission constraints, Tamil Nadu on Tuesday demanded that the entire power generated by Central generating stations totalling 2,830 MW in the state be allocated to it as an interim measure to tide over the power crisis.

Facing a power deficit of 4,000 MW by Tamil Nadu, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa shot off a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying she had been requesting for additional allocation but “to our disappointment”, the Centre’s response has been “totally negative.”

With faltering industrial demand, workers are in a difficult situation with little room to manoeuvre. (Editorial)

Chief Minister announces measures to tide over crisis

Faced with flak from all quarters over the government’s handling of the energy crisis, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday said that the State had sought an additional 500 MW of power from the central power generation stations in the southern region. The government had also placed a request for allocation of as much power as possible from the un-allotted quota of 300 MW from the Kalpakkam atomic power station and 75 MW from Neyveli Lignite Corporation, both in Tamil Nadu, he said.