The government will set up a 4,000 MW thermal power plant in Ramanathapuram district, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.
Announcing this in the assembly, Jayalalithaa said the mega power project would come up at an outlay of Rs.24,000 crore. Ramanathapuram lies around 550 km from Chennai.
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.