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Neyveli

Administration
Native ameNeyveli
Typecity
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictCuddalore
Geography
Altitude87 m
Demography
Total Population128133 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Neyveli ( ) is a mining and power generation township in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at 11.30° N - 79.29° E. It is 52 km inland from Bay of Bengal, west of Puducherry (Pondicherry) and 197 km south of Chennai. The township was developed after mining of lignite started under the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) in 1956. Today the township covers 53 square kilometres provide around 21,000 houses for the employees.

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation is a public sector enterprise operating out of Neyveli. A large percentage of the thermal power generated in Tamil Nadu comes from the power plants in Neyveli, more than 2500 MegaWatts. The town of Neyveli is well known to locals for its goat herding history. Goats from all over the Cuddalore district are brought to Neyveli for its world class goatherders.


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