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TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017 18 for Group 1 and Group 2 Mains

TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017

Tamil Nadu urges Centre to speed up 4,000 MW ‘ultra- mega’ power project at Cheyyur.


Tamil Nadu Government urges the Central Government to speed up 4,000 MW ultra-mega power project at Cheyyur,Kancheepuram district, Tamil Nadu.

Tamil Nadu electricity Minister P. Thangamani said that the land acquisition and environment clearance for the project was completed also Tamil Nadu government requested the Centre “to finalise the bidding documents early with an option for using domestic coal, which will bring down the cost of the power_ official release.

About Cheyyur Project.

  • The Cheyyur Project is one of the ambitious power stations planned by Government of India under Ultra Mega Power Projects (UMPP) series to achieve the additional 100,000 MW electricity by 2020.
  • Central government aimed to produce 4000 MW power under each Ultra Mega power projects including Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project, Tamil Nadu.
  • The project is aimed to delivering the power at Minimum cost to consumers. The cost to set up a plant is roughly Rs 15,000 crore and can generate one unit of power with cost Rs 2.

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