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Tamil Nadu to set up renewable energy hub in Tirunelveli district

According to reports, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa Tuesday said paper major Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd (TNPL) will set up a multilayer double-coated board project at an outlay of Rs.1,200 crore in Tiruchirapalli district.

Jayalalithaa announced in the assembly that “TNPL will set up a 200,000-tonne per annum (tpa) plant to make multilayer double-coated board at an outlay of Rs.1,200 crore”.

She said work on the project would commence this fiscal and the plant will be ready in 2016.

A renewable energy hub will come up in Tirunelveli district to attract units making solar panels, household equipments and other renewable energy products.

She also said a deep water port, a floating storage regasification unit and a 500MW gas-based power plant will be set up in Nagapattinam district at an outlay of Rs.3,500 crore by Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO).

In order to have statewide industrial development, Jayalalithaa announced the setting up of a 2,000-acre industrial park in Ramanathapuram district for petroleium refinery, chemical and fertiliser units.

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