Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu, which prizes its distinctiveness and independence from northern India, was one of India’s first states to industrialize and has built an impressive industrial base. Its high-functioning bureaucracy is known for excellent administration of welfare schemes, giving the state some of the best social indicators in India. In recent years, however, Tamil Nadu’s competitiveness has slipped as its government has been slow to adopt reforms or to appeal to foreign investors.

State Summary

  • Size
    50,216 sq. miles
  • Population
    72.1 million
  • State GDP
    $132.03 billion (USD)
  • Legislative Assembly Seats
    234
  • Rajya Sabha Seats
    18
  • Lok Sabha Seats
    39
  • Party Affiliation
    All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazahagam (AIADMK)
Workers labor on assembly lines of components for Datsun Go and Renault Kwid vehicles at Renault Nissan Automotive India factory in Chennai. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Salt pans in Marakkanam where sea water is pumped into large pans and dried. (Sandip Dey, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Left: Workers labor on assembly lines of components for Datsun Go and Renault Kwid vehicles at Renault Nissan Automotive India factory in Chennai. (ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Right: Salt pans in Marakkanam where sea water is pumped into large pans and dried. (Sandip Dey, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0)
Energy

Energy

India faces a complex energy challenge: it needs cheap and abundant energy to power high economic growth and lift its citizens into the middle class. But it also hopes to keep its commitments to the U.N. Climate Change Convention and achieve energy independence. India’s states have the resources to generate the energy India needs, but they take different approaches to fostering the growth of the industry. This section allows you to explore energy news from India’s states and offers the Wadhwani Chair’s analysis of India’s energy sector.

Subsectors

Coal  •  Energy Efficiency  •  Energy-related Transportation  •  Nuclear  •  Oil and Gas  •  Power  •  Renewables

Recent Articles

TANGEDCO to receive 500 MW of power from Punjab and Chhattisgarh

The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) begun receiving 500 MW of power from Punjab and Chhattisgarh as part of an energy swapping initiative.


Source: Times of India Go to

Tamil Nadu ranks lowest in power distribution performance across the country

Tamil Nadu is ranked lowest in terms of the quarterly performance of state distribution companies.


Source: The Hindu Go to
In Detail: UDAY State/Discom Quarterly Performance Ranking (as of December 31, 2017) Go to

Related National Goals

Wind Performance Tracker — Tamil Nadu achieves 7613.86 MW (updated March 31, 2016)

Solar Performance Tracker — Tamil Nadu reaches 1712.07 MW (updated October 31, 2017)

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