Tam:நெய்வேலி neyvēli

Paddy Fields’      Town, Tamil Nadu

From Tam: nel , ‘paddy’; vēli,  ‘field’, ‘enclosure’, ‘land’

At one time rice dominated the local economy, but since the 1960s lignite and thermal power stations have taken over: Neyveli has estimated lignite reserves of 3,300,000,000 tonnes.

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation is a public sector fossil fuel and thermal power corporation. It mines 30m tonnes of lignite from opencast mines here and in Rajasthan to generate electricity in its thermal power plants.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Tamil Nadu place names.

 

Neyveli Lignite Thermal Power Plant          Seratobikiba