The Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) will supply 1,400 MW of power per hour to Tamil Nadu by March 2013, as much as 300 MW an hour more than the present supply, said NLC CMD Surender Mohan.

Addressing media persons on Friday, he said, “At present, NLC is supplying 1,100 MW per hour to Tamil Nadu. By March next year, we are going to increase it to 1,400 MW per hour.

As many as 35 houses in Ayyanadaipu village in Thoothukudi district have started receiving renewable enery with the installation of a 240W DC solar power plant.

Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA), in association with Minda NexGenTech Ltd, a private company with an objective to promote the use of new and renewable sources of energy and energy conservation activities, has implemented the project.

“Heavy pollutants” emptied into canal had residents gasping

Early Sunday morning residents of Kamarajar Nagar near Ginger Hotel woke up to the acrid smell of chemicals that had spread across area through a drainage canal.
According to a pollution control board official, “heavy pollutants” were emptied into the canal in Kamarajar Nagar.

It will be implemented by Sulabh International in 150 houses

The Environmental Impact Assessment report has been prepared for the proposed 1600 MW power (2×800 MW) to be set up near a small village called Udangudi in Thoothukudi district, Tamil Nadu by UPCL. It would be developed with super critical technology to obtain benefits under clean development mechanism (CDM Project).

A scientific study of soil and water samples taken from the region surrounding the controversial Sterlite Industries’ copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi has revealed a startling picture of environmental poisoning.

S M Arun

BAN ON MINING IN TAMIRABARANI The Vaippar river will be erased from the map if sand mining continues.

Farmers and CPI members file writ petitions pointing out that the quarries had affected drinking water resources, farm lands were becoming arid
QUARRYING of sand from the bed of river Tamirabarani should be banned for five years, the Madurai Bench of the High Court ordered on Thursday.

The Bench also ordered that a monitoring committee be constituted for all rivers in the State under the chair

WITH capacity expansion of thermal plants in the State nearing completion, power cuts will be minimised by March next year, Minister for Electricity Arcot Veerasamy said.

After reviewing the progress of works on the Mettur Thermal Plant's 600 MW expansion at an outlay of `3,500 crore, the minister told reporters that the three-stage work would be completed by March although the deadline was Jun

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