Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd.

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About Neyveli Lignite Corporation

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited is engaged with mining and exploration of lignite in India. It also offers special consultancy services for mining industry and power generation industry.

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited is a government of India undertaking and is in service of the nation for the last 4 decades. The Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited is under the guardianship of Department of Coal under the Ministry of Mines and Minerals, India. The Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited is one of the main sources that contributing positively to the growing need of India's national development. It caters to India’s power generation needs and complements the nourishing process of the green revolution for food sufficiency in India.

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited’s net current assets stand at Rs 3744.81 crore as on FY 2006-2007. It is located approximately 200 km south-west of Chennai. Neyveli is well connected with Chennai and can be reached by road, railways, or by airplane. The followings are the main business activities of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited -
  • Explores lignite deposits in and around Neyveli region in the state of Tamil Nadu
  • Use of lignite for power generation
  • Offers Consultancy Services to other industry players
  • Expert in revamping and renovation of old thermal power stations
  • Regeneration of old mining equipments
  • Reclamation of exhausted mines for afforestation
  • Environment care and management along with in waste disposal management
  • Rehabilitation of displaced persons
The core business activity of Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited involves lignite excavation and power generation. The lignite excavated is further used for the said power generation business. It also sells raw lignite to small-scale industries to use it as fuel in their production activities. It has aggressive expansion plans in lignite mine excavation and power generation business in the near future.

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited owns 3 lignite mines: Mine I, Mine II, and Mine IA. The mine capacity of each of them is as under:
Mine I - 10.5 Metric ton per annum
Mine IA - 3 Metric ton per annum
Mine II - 10.5 Metric ton per annum

Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited power generation units provide power to 4 southern states of India. Further, it is planning to expand its power generation capacity considerably to meet the ever rising power demand. It generates power from its 2 thermal power generation stations namely -
  • Thermal power station I – with generation capacity of 600 MW and with additional capacity of 420 MW
  • Thermal power station II - with generation capacity of 1470 MW

Corporate Office Address

Block - 1, Neyveli - 607 801,
Cuddalore District,
Official site:

Last Updated on July 6, 2015