Neyveli Township is located approximately 55 kms from Cuddalore in the district of South Arcot in Tamil Nadu. The region is primarily developed by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) that manages hospitals, clubs, shops, schools and more. It is to be noted that the NLC also ran a fertilizer plant that got shut some years back. Other than the NLC, the town also houses many small and medium scale industries like Bricks Industry, Cashew Nut Industry, Agriculture, Weaving Industries, Cattle Breeding and others. Let’s take a look at some of these industries that are operated in Neyveli.
Neyveli Lignite Corporation
Established in 1956, Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) is the government-owned lignite mining company in India. This government enterprise is under the administrative control of MOC which has achieved great success for the past 56 years. Neyveli Lignite Corporation operates the largest open-pit lignite mines holding a capacity of 2,740 MW of electricity. The NLC is considered to be the major source for contributing towards the country’s economic development. Moreover, the established company supplies large quantity of sweet water to Chennai and other parts of South India. Recently, the corporation has involved in the nourishing process of green revolution. The major objective of NLC is lignite excavation and power generation using lignite excavated.
It is important to know that the lignite mining units owned by the company are named as Mine I, Mine II, Mine IA and Barsingsar Mine. Each mine unit is managed and controlled by the NLC authorities in an appropriate manner. Power is generated in three stations (Thermal Power Station I, Thermal Power Station -II and in Thermal Power Station I Expansion) established by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation. Few reports have estimated that the Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited holds net current assets worth Rs 3744.81 crore. Located at about 200 Km south-west of Chennai, Neyveli is the developed township that is connected by all modes of transport. The Neyveli Township is entirely managed by the NLC and the company ensures to support the employees and the local people. With the main aim to spread the awareness of various diseases, the health authorities conduct medical camps and health awareness programs for the public.
Employee Welfare Measures
Some of the major business activities of Neyveli Lignite Corporation include waste disposal management, consultancy services, rehabilitation of displaced persons, explore lignite deposits and much more. NLC ensures to maintain a smooth relationship and create mutual trust among the employees in the organization. In order to satisfy the employees, various welfare measures are been provided for the employees and peripheral villages near the township. The major welfare measures include:
Education inside the Neyveli Campus
Health care programmes for school children
Drinking water facility to surrounding areas
Recreational facilities like gyms, clubs and theatres
NLC Research & Development Centre
The Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited has established the “Centre for Applied Research & Development (CARD)” inside the premises. It has been recognized by the Department of Science & Technology in the year of 1975. The main objective for developing the centre is to test the various products that are used in power stations, mines and other service units. Further, the testing laboratory is well equipped with a number of facilities such as material testing, lignite analytical, environmental section, paint testing, general analytical, petrography and so on. It is essential to understand that this research & development centre is involved in various R& D works including product development, solid waste management, corrosion evaluation, by-product utilization and lignite utilization.
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