Tamil Nadu Current Affairs

Public Affairs Index 2018: Kerala tops list of best governed States for third time

According to Public Affairs Index (PAI) 2018, Kerala tops the list as best-governed state in the country followed by Tamil Nadu. The index was released by the think tank Public Affairs Centre (PAC). Kerala has topped PAI as the best-governed state for the third consecutive year since 2016 among large states

Key Facts

Large States: Kerala has topped the list, followed by Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka and Gujarat. Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar ranked the lowest, indicating higher social and economic inequalities in the states.

Smaller states (with population less than two crore): Himachal Pradesh topped the list followed by Goa, Mizoram, Sikkim and Tripura. Nagaland, Manipur and Meghalaya were ranked at bottom of the index among small states.

2018 PAI also included separate index on children of India, giving measure of how child-friendly each of the states are. In this category of providing better living conditions for all children, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Mizoram topped the index

Public Affairs Index (PAI)

The index is released since in 2016 by Bengaluru base Public Affairs Centre (PAC), a not for profit think tank which aims to improve governance in India. It is based on 10 themes, 30 focus subjects and 100 indicators, relying solely upon government data. It covers wide range of themes such as support to human development, social protection, essential infrastructure, women and children, crime, law and order, delivery of justice, transparency and accountability, environment, fiscal management and economic freedom.

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NLCIL’s three 100 MW solar power projects inaugurated

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL)’s three 100 MW Solar Power Projects for commercial operation were inaugurated recently. These projects situated at Thoppalaakkarai and Sethupuram in Virudhunagar District and Sellaiya Sezhiyanallur in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu.

Key Facts

The three solar plants have installed capacity of 100 MW each. They were erected at cost of Rs.1300 crores, which includes Operation & Maintenance (O&M) cost for 15 Years. The power produced from these units will be sold to Tamil Nadu Power Generation and Distribution Company (TANGEDCO) at cost of Rs.4.41/- per unit.

Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Limited (NLCIL)

NLCIL is navratna profit making of Central Government. It is engaged in mining of lignite and generation of power through lignite based thermal power plants. It was established in 1956, following discovery of lignite deposits in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. It is headquartered in Neyveli, Tamil Nadu.

NLCIL comes under administrative control of Ministry of Coal and serves as important source of power generation to southern states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan and Puducherry (UT). Currently, it operates four open cast lignite mines of total capacity of 30.6 Million Tonnes per Annum (MTPA) and 5 thermal power stations with total installed capacity of 3240 MW.

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