Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / SIMA welcomes Koodankulam Power Project approval
SIMA welcomes Koodankulam Power Project approval
Mar '12
Tamilnadu has been suffering due to acute power shortage for the last three years. One of the measures taken by the Government to mitigate the power shortage is to operate the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) which was to originally operationalise during 2009. Due to various technical reasons, the project got delayed.

Later when the project was ready to get commenced, unfortunately certain NGOs started protesting against the KNPP which is worth over Rs.35,000 crores and capable of producing 2000 MW clean and highly economical green power.

The Central Government has been taking various steps seeking support of the Tamilnadu government to commence the operations of KNPP. Under this scenario, the Cabinet Committee convened today by the Hon'ble Chief Minister took a decision to take necessary steps to commence the operation of KNPP at the earliest. All the industrial Associations including SIMA and the general public were pleading the Central and State governments to commence KNPP at the earliest.

In a press release, Mr. S. Dinakaran, Chairman, The Southern India Mills' Association (SIMA) has highly appreciated the decision and courageous initiative taken by the Hon'ble Chief Minister to commence the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant after making a detailed study with the experts committee constituted by the Government of Tamilnadu and also after analyzing various reports.

Mr. Dinakaran has thanked the Hon'ble Chief Minister for taking such a measure when the State is reeling under severe power shortage. He has stated that the textile industry being the largest consumer of Electricity Board would be largely benefited out of the project and the livelihood of several lakhs of people below the poverty line particularly rural women would be sustained.

SIMA Chief has also highly appreciated the allocation of Rs.500 crores for developing Koodankulam Village and providing various welfare facilities to the fishermen and people living in the Region. He has hoped that the Koodankulam village will become a model township in the global map soon.

Mr. Dinakaran has informed that the textile industry in Tamilnadu which provides direct jobs to over 50 lakh people, accounts 1/3rd of the textile size of the country and fetching Rs.50,000 crore annual foreign exchange would extend its support to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu for the successful operation of the project.

Southern India Mills' Association

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Apparel

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Gildan to make some American Apparel products outside US

Gildan Activewear, which recently acquired US fashion brand American...

Courtesy: Kolon Sport

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Feb 2017

Kolon Sport to set up JV with ANTA for Chinese market

Kolon Sport, an outdoor gear and clothing brand of Korea based Kolon...

Designer Karishma Jumani with Niraj Jawanjal, founder and director of IIFW. Courtesy: IIFW

Textiles | On 25th Feb 2017

IIFW to bring together premium lingerie brands

India Intimate fashion Week (IIFW), dedicated to showcasing the...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Sachin Sharma
Gem Enviro Management Pvt Ltd

There are no significant differences between virgin yarn and PET recycled...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies

February 2017

February 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search