CM lays foundation for Rs 2,520 cr TNPL expansion projects

The Chief Minister K Palaniswami laid foundation stone for capacity expansion programme of Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Limited’s Trichy unit at ₹1100 crore in Tiruchi, Montipatti village

A 400 MT of wood pulp manufacturing unit, a chemical recovery boiler division and 20MW generator will be set up in Manapparai. The CM also released TNPL’s postage stamp, “My Stamp.”

Tamil Nadu Newsprint and Papers Ltd said it would undertake a capacity expansion programme at a cost of Rs 2,520 crore in two phases at its Tiruchirappalli unit.

Under the first phase, 400 metric tonne of wood pulp- making unit, a chemical recovery boiler division and a 20MW generator would be set up, it said.

“The capacity expansion will be taken up in two phases at a cost of Rs 2,520 crore,” the release said.

Meanwhile, Industries Minister M C Sampath handed over a cheque for Rs 18.33 crore as TNPL”s 2018-19 financial year dividend to Palaniswami on the occasion.

Palaniswami released the TNPL”s postal cover ”My Stamp” on the occasion, the release said.

Minister for Backward Classes S Valarmathi, government’s chief whip S Rajendran, chief secretary K Shanmugam, industries department principal secretary N Muruganandam, TNPL managing director S Sivashanmugaraja were also present on the occasion at the function.

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