Energy-related engineering and manufacturing enterprise Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has approached the Tamil Nadu government to reconsider its decision on cancelling a joint venture (JV) for the Rs 8000-crore Udangudi power project in downstate Tuticorin.

"We have written to the state government that we have enhanced our capacity to 20,000 Mw. So, considering our order-book size, we can complete the project within the set target of December 2015 if the job is given to us,"

Power Secretary P. Uma Shankar said 1000 MWe would be added in the next quarter and another 1000 MWe in the last quarter of this year.
The Vallur Power Project (3x500), the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)'s joint venture with the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board, was well on target. “The first unit will be ready by the end of this year,” said Arup Roy Choudhury, Chairman and Managing Director of NTPC.

Final Environmental Impact Assessment Report (After Public Hearing as per MoEF Notification S.O.1533 dt. 14th Sep 2006) for Proposed (2×800 MW) Thermal Power Project at Vayalur Village, Ambathur Taluk, Thiruvallur District, Tamil Nadu.

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to encourage the private sector to set up units in the state to address the acute power shortage and as part of this, five private companies have “cleared formalities” to establish thermal power plants.

The Tamil Nadu Government has sanctioned over Rs 115 crore for two projects under the Irrigated Agriculture Modernisation and Water Bodies Restoration and Management programme to modernise irrigati

It will be lifted on May 30
RAMANATHAPURAM: The 45-day annual ban on fishing begun on Friday in different coastal parts of the State.

Almost all 700 mechanised boats at Rameswaram were anchored at the fishing harbour. Similarly, boats at Mandapam and Pamban also did not venture into the sea.

Chennai city has three lakh more people living in it now than it had in 2001.

Autorickshaws predictably made the most of the weather, demanding `200 to ply from T Nagar to Royapettah.

Nalini Ravichandran | ENS

CHEWING tobacco is no better than smoking when it comes to the ill health effects.
But a research done on 65,000 persons in the districts of Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram has revealed that more than 12 per cent of those studied, above the age group of 20, are into tobacco chewing regularly.

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College, con

Sharadha Narayanan | ENS

Only seven of the total 13,702 tanks fenced; 4,695 yet to cross survery stage; 1,978 tenements on water bodies in Chennai alone
FIVE years after the Madras High Court ordered that all encroachments to water bodies in the State be cleared, the Public Works Department (PWD) is yet to begin eviction work in one-third of the tanks in Tamil Nadu.