A 500-acre solar farm, an infrastructure facility to support 100 MW of solar photovoltaic power generation capacity is to come up in Ramanathapuram District, South Tamil Nadu.

To be promoted under the public-private partnership mode

A 100-megawatt (MW) solar energy park is to come up in Ramanathapuram district, one of the economically backward districts of the State, at a cost of Rs. 920 crore.

To be established over 500 acres in Paramakudi taluk, the park project will be promoted under the public-private partnership mode. “This will be the country’s first solar energy park to be set up through the PPP mode,” according to an official release.

State to give total co-operation, the company is planning to expant to 1,000 MW

Raasi Green Energy Private Ltd today signed a MoU with the Tamil Nadu Government to set up a solar farm in the state of Tamil Nadu with an investment of around Rs 920 crore. The new plant will come in the southern district of Ramanathapuram district. The company exchanged a MoU with Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO) in front of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at Chennai today.

Industries wonder whether TANGEDCO has a contingency plan in place

With power generation from windmills steadily declining over the last few days, load shedding in southern districts has increased significantly. While the pattern of volatile wind production is a recurring one, industries say the difference this time is that wind season is drawing to a close and power generation cannot be expected to increase again consistently to peak levels.

Excessive pumping of groundwater causing saline intrusion in coastal line. Constantly growing population mandates seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plants in coastal cities of India. Product water is characteristically low in mineral content, alkalinity and pH and, therefore, needs to be conditioned (post treated).

New Delhi: Poor economic conditions and volatile markets are now taking a toll on the highway sector, which had so far been an outlier in an economy where activity had slowed down considerably over

The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) has deferred the proposal for the 1,600-MW Uppur thermal power plant in Ramanathapuram district, which could lead to a delay in its commissioning.

According to the minutes of the 42 meeting of the reconstituted expert appraisal committee (thermal) of MoEF held early in February, the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) had failed to identify environmentally acceptable alternative sites to the Uppur thermal power plant. This is required for determining terms of reference for environment clearance.

Various members of District Panchayat on Wednesday brought to the attention of officials the need for streamlining the Cauvery water supply in the district.

Mullaiperiyar or Mullaperiyar? Where one stands on the dam dispute between Tamil Nadu and Kerala can be easily revealed by how the name is spelt.

Mangrove habitats along the coastal line of Tuticorin will be regenerated. More attention will be on conservation of mangroves, according to Shekar Kumar Niraj, Conservator of Forests, Virudhunagar circle.

Around 60 to 70 hectares of mangrove habitats would be restored in Tuticorin and Ramanathapuram districts. The forest officials would execute the exercise under mangrove regeneration scheme with Central Government's financial support.