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Neyveli is a town located about 55 km east of Cuddalore in the South Arcot district of Tamil Nadu. During the construction of irrigation wells occurrence of lignite deposits at shallow depths was noticed in Neyveli area. When systematic geological investigations were taken up in the area, occurrence of lignite over an area of 260 With reserves of 2100 million tones discovered.It's one of the biggest industrial complexes in the country. Neyveli is the home of Neyveli Lignite Corporation. A large percentage of the thermal electricity generated in Tamil Nadu comes from the power plants in Neyveli. A number of industries have come up around Chennai which make use of power from Neyveli. Mining lignite at Neyveli has had a very great impact on the development of the area. More than 20,000 workers have been provided with employment.

It's a mining and power-generation township in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located at 11.30 N - 79.29 E. It is 52 km inland from Bay of Bengal, west of Pondicherry and 197 km south of Chennai. The township was developed after mining of lignite started under the Neyveli Lignite Corporation (NLC) in 1956. Today the township covers 53 square kilometres provide around 21,000 houses for the employees.It is the Home of Neyveli Lignite Corporation, a leading public sector enterprise, Neyveli stands as the focal point in building India's energy bridge for the 21st century.  which includes Neyveli Township and the temporary colonies such as Mandarakuppam,Thedirkuppam, Thandavankuppam and Block-21. Neyveli Township has about 32 blocks.It has a population of about Three Lakhs, Which includes mostly the offspring's and siblings of the NLC employees.NLC has about 25,000 employees.This Township offers the ambience of an ideal living environment. Measures are taken by NLC to promote health through public sanitation and other social machinery.


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