Ad Here  
A welcome initiative by the judiciary B H Kothari - a tribute Liberal imports idling indigenous capacities Valli, they are more marginalised IPL type auction for VCs? Building loyalty through the stomach Gas is the way forward Delhi Chalo... The balancing act Don’t seem to feel the pulse… Limit foreign borrowings to hi-tech, export potential projects... Quality silica from Neyveli Funding the un-funded to the lack of interest on the part of these to focus on original research. This despite the much lower costs of such research in India. The industry which thrived on the protection of a closed economy and the advantage of a vast domestic market, has failed to organise its evolution on healthy lines Naidu’s return augurs well for Seemandhra Intellectual of rare qualities Things happen by accident and not by design... A friendly business group Eternal support for capitalisation of PS banks Road development slows down Roaring Ro-Ro facility Kudos to NDTV... Chennai and Kolkata miss opportunity to grow as Delhi and Mumbai Engineering seats go abegging When Ratan Tata visited SRM Dr C Rangarajan returns to Chennai GNS - 100: our first subscriber Excel Generators provide the vital back-up A glass full of corruption Where is Rajaji? Which side are you, Montek? Plummeting profits of PSBs Scientists urged to take up farmer-oriented research Medical costs hit the roof... Return to king coal for urea... Nuclear power at the nucleus Solar thermal shines… Another Indian music maestro at the UN Contrarian cousins Not just in-laws (and outlaws); they’ve renowned academics at the helm! When online building permits work…. An inexplicable neglect Tribute – M V Murugappan TN – agglomerate land holdings without alienating ownership Bihar elections - the Rajaji formula worked Padma Bhushan for A Ramakrishna Permanent secretariat for TN GIM Poor representation for Kerala and TN in Cabinet Come elections, come advertisements... A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… The nuclear option Welcome thrust on trade in Modi’s foreign visits... Computation of GDP – conundrums continue No Maha Koottani in TN... Secularism and anti-Hinduism Tatas moving out of urea production... London, London Narayan Tihar, Puzhal not different from Parappana Agrahara Recognition to role of NBFCs.... Put expensive assets created to use... Remembering Indira Sivasailam... Delhi is distant… SoA @ 80 No mega rail project for Tamil Nadu Gay abandon in pricing Muffled voices for merit… Auto components surge… Russi Mody – a tribute Adharma of opposition politics More Shakti to resource mobilisation... Should we change the official year? ONGC at KG Basin The power-full Hindujas Pharma – overdose of copying The Gulf aviation boom Air Asia India will set new benchmarks for budget travel More Shakthi to Das’ elbow Lesson from Chandrababu Naidu Where a state respects its litterateurs… The star of Spencers is no more Maximising the micro pricing … The Ports’ Pasha expands into Tamil Nadu The brown list of Venkitaramanan Sri Lanka votes for change Modi and the lady Paytm karo... Welcome GST The rise and rise of KCP More heat than light Wise Presidents …and of a popular trade leader Whistle-Stop Tour of Raghuram Rajan Telangana in top gear… There was flood of milk. Reason: no milk commissioner! Noble nonagenarians... GM Technology at last! Diamond jubilee of Egmore Samskrt School Inflation: are we emulating Argentina and Brazil? The ‘Ayyo-yes’ is no more Readers' Mail Odisha: spectacular win by Naveen Patnaik Alexa – Talking Wikipedia L&T- the specialty of special purpose vehicles Delhi returns to BJP S Ramanathan – a versatile musician, musicologist Parliament in paralysis... When TN politicians can emulate Kerala's Marketing expert Balagopal is no more S V Raju – a ‘good’ true liberal The ‘Jayanthi Tax.’ Tough task taking states together R Sridhar steps down as CEO of Shriram Capital Multi-faceted Venkat How Air-India loses customs... When small is no larger beautiful.. Welcome changes that testify to Jayalalithaa’s return to health For whom the MIDS bell tolls? Naidu will soon build a new Hyderabad A think tank for Chennai A yen for wastage… PPP mode for upgrading Corporation Hospitals Tax agriculture Cutting the nose to spite the face Make standards certification mandatory... Silver Years of Madras Musings Fuel for thought L&T: focus on infrastructure and more infrastructure… PC’s preference for professionals IAS invades NDDB... Boy, can you beat these? A C Muthiah – his munificent bequeaths to science CSR and CMI: promise of another Srinivasan Ramanujan... Rahman at CIC Convulsions in The Hindu Solar, solar everywhere … EEC at the National Media Centre An enemy’s enemy is a friend More tributes to GR This scant respect for Law Build close rapport with business leaders Fortune 500 review Varuna (rain) in 2015; Vaayu (air) in 2016. Chennai devastated Welcome focus on core competence EVM is tamper-proof Measuring roof tops in terms of KW/MW Infrastructure funding – lessons learnt Adapt Vajpayee dinner diplomacy An informal presentation - analytical, forward locking... A professional at the helm of IRDA... He saved millions from starvation... Wanted: a second airport for Chennai CII projects higher growth… Lalu’s envy, India’s pride Strengthen the base... Modi storms Silicon Valley When nations steal growth from one another… Why land prices zoom in TN? Towards speedy justice Robber barons everywhere For whom the bell tolls? Bihar – Nitish Kumar adopts the Lalu model Tatas moving out of urea production... Haul over the coal Sweeter prospects for sugar Breaththrough in malaria control TIAM turns a full cycle Poor quality of university VCs Streamlining mandatory third party cover Quality education through the PPP mode IPL - no surprise this scam Mu Sigma – is no more Like Hinduism: many paths to reach God... Godspeed, Chief Minister JJ Align crops to agro climate endowments… CRS, a jewel among managers, is no more. Editor's Notes CIPET hqrs to stay at Guindy – for the present? Banning booze... Colour-Chem’s colourful KRVS Focus on quality of power - its only around 170-180V A rich pool of talent not utilised…. The sea- saw battle continues... Why this malaise in medical education? Cement prices continue to rise… No engine for this car Tribute – UCAL Selvan… The Swadeshi Trump Demise of a media baron... F C Kohli - his concerns all embracing Airlines in India: cost and space The rise and fall of Annamalai University Sweet news for TN sugar mills Protest masters... New IT products of Ramco in the pipeline… Shipping woes of Chennai companies Kulandai was a giant Tribute – Manikam Ramaswami A Grand Finale for SN’s MS centenary at the US… Small units prefers to remain small... The few handicaps... Fall in crude prices help in oil sector reform Polls and promises Insurance companies bleeding, yet no decision on increasing FDI limit! TGS- The king storyteller TN-leverage strength of BHEL, NLC... Increasing non co-operation of state leaders Shale gas and its shallow future Shanti and Sadhana through Music The why of tax incentives Music happens Moily’s bold thrust Editor's Says Kinetic Karnataka Revive development banks... Waning interest in public discussions… China invests in India He continues the focus on social amelioration When the President was rendered homeless… Preserving for the future Discoms deserve better… A more liberated TN… A proud Madrasi Revving up the manufacturing sector WTO Meet: resolved to meet again Vibrant Gujarat Mersal magnified Shaming of Tamils by Tamil farmers at Delhi West Bengal: mindless malignancy Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL Online not in line with brick and mortar businesses... MHC should not return to its old indisciplined ways Land reclamation from sea appears cheaper! Reliance’s TV – 18 ready to launch Tamil News Channel All eyes on Sankara Nethralaya The Jan Dhan bonanza Fortune for Indian Airlines TELANGANA at last…BUT Delhi is distant Tribute TN accounts for the largest recruits by the IT sector Making ‘my Amaravati’... Of course, Gujarat is vibrant Five star activism stalls development activity Cleaning Ganga – relocate tanneries and install electric crematoria
Rs.1600 crore paper board plant of TNPL

On 29 January Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa launched a slew of projects, some completed and a few commencing work. Of the completed projects two deserve special attention: the first is the Saint Gobain Research

India (SGRI) set up in collaboration with IIT-M as the anchor unit at the IIT-M Research Park Phase II. IE included a special issue on this along with its February issue.

The second completed project relates to the paper boards unit of Tamil Nadu Newsprint & Papers Ltd (TNPL). This project with the capacity to produce 200,000 tonnes of multi-layer, double-coated board will increase the capacity of TNPL to 600,000 tonnes and will make it the third largest producer of paper and paper boards in India. Deputy Managing Director, A Velliangiri, referred to the project being completed in a remarkably short span with sophisticated facilities for producing fine quality coated boards much in demand by the food and other consumer product companies.

TNPL pioneered the mass production of newsprint and printing paper based on bagasse, a by-product used as fuel by sugar mills- an ingenious idea of saving this precious raw material for paper production: TNPL compensated the mills with coal-fired boilers for meeting their fuel requirements. This innovation and pioneering work made the state-owned project a great success.

Velliangiri referred to the sterling role played by a paper dealer K Lakshmanan and then state Finance Minister C Ponnaiyan, who supported the innovative idea of Seshasayee Paper Board’s S Viswanathan. These efforts greatly impressed then Chief Minister M G Ramachandran, who lent his full backing to this innovative project.

TNPL has set up an industrial park near Karur with 15 units involved in paper conversion and other paper related industries at an outlay of Rs.107 crore. The industrial units here will give direct and indirect employment to around 500 persons. In addition to this, the manufacturing capacity of TNPL’s cement factory will be increased from 600 metric tonnes to 900 metric tonnes per day with an expenditure of Rs. 300 million.  To think these

all started with converting the waste product of bagasse into wealth!


Author :
Reported On :
Sector :
Shoulder :
IE, the business magazine from south was launched in 1968 and pioneered business journalism in south. Through the 45 years IE has been focusing on well-presented and well-researched articles. When giants in the industry stumbled to keep pace with the digital revolution, IE stayed affixed embracing technology.
Read more
Economist Communications Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.
Read more
You agree that your use of this Website and the purchase of the magazine will be governed by these terms and conditions.
Read more
S-15, Industrial Estate,
Chennai - 600 032.
PHONE: +91 44 22501236