At a time when Tamil Nadu has been tackling the power crisis through purchase agreements within the States and power producers outside Tamil Nadu.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Tuesday said the government will set up a 4,000 MW thermal power plant in Ramanathapuram district which is 550 km from Chennai
Announcing this in the assembly, Jayalalithaa said the mega power project would come up at an outlay of Rs.24,000 crore.
She said 3,000 acres of land for the project had been identified and work would start after getting necessary approvals.
Jayalalithaa said the government would strengthen the power distribution infrastructure at an outlay of Rs.6,791 crore.