TRINet Newsletter February 2013

TN to lead India's solar power revolution by 2015

Tamil Nadu would generate around 40 percent of the solar energy produced in the country by 2015, said Sudeep Jain, chairman and director of the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency ( TEDA).
Taking the lead in tapping alternative sources of electricity, the Madurai city corporation has decided to power all the parks in the city with solar energy.
Grid-based solar power only reaches only households that are connected to energy supply, and simply subsidises costly solar for an already-reached population.
If you are looking for a solar panel as power back-up and don't know the technicalities, then ask the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB).
Most of the power generated in Haryana is consumed by its industrial sector. Until the industry adapts to the new sources of alternative energy, there can't be much hope for the various green initiatives launched here virtually every month. But so far, the government has failed to win the industrialists over to the green cause.

Coastal management plan: Govt ropes in SAC

Ahmedabad-based Space Application Centre (SAC) will prepare the digitized coastal zone management plan for state's 1,600-km-long coastline.

Rs. 100 crore allocated to augment water resources in Tamil Nadu

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday ordered allocation of nearly Rs.100 crore to strengthen water resources across the State which include construction of a check dam at the cost of Rs. 35 crore across the Kosasthaliyar for storing the Krishna water from Andhra Pradesh for meeting Chennai’s water requirements.

Mumbai's coastal area mapping completed

The field survey for the new coastal zone management plan for Mumbai has been completed, including the demarcation of mangrove areas.

Geological Survey of India to buy Korean vessel to conduct coastal survey (Search for gold in Karnataka)

N.R. Ramesh, Deputy Director-General and Head, Natural Energy Resources, Geological Survey of India (GSI), Kolkata, said here on Tuesday that the GSI would secure a new research vessel worth Rs. 500 crore for surveying along coastal areas in the country.

Coastal surveillance network soon: Minister

The first phase of the coastal surveillance network that will facilitate remote location monitoring of the eastern seaboard through radars and other sophisticated gadgets will be operationalised in southern India soon, Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh has said.


The real estate lobbies have encroached upon and taken up 14.82 acres of marshland along the Ch­ennai coast between Mari­na beach (Sriniva­sapu­ram) up to Neelankarai beach, a fact-finding team, comprising NGOs and lawyers, claimed on Friday.