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Major Industries

Port Trust


    Heavy Water Plant       


Other Major Industries :


Thermal Power Station


Dharangadhara Chemical Works

Kilburn Chemicals

Madura Coats

Ramesh Flowers

Nila Sea Food

Loyal Textiles Ltd.

Transworld Granite Industries


  Projects which are active / Yet to be Implemented
  List Mark 1000MW Coal Based Power Plant
(considered as mega proj. by central govt)

A MoU has been signed between NLC and TNEB to implement a 1000MW coal based power plant in Tuticorin.NLC will hold the major share in it.
OCT 2005:
Recently Tuti Port and NLC signed an Mou where Port provides land for plant and housing colony construction .Work is believed to start in the mid of 2006.

  List Mark Volkswagen Plant in Tuticorin  

In a memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Ms J. Jayalalithaa, recently at Chennai, the Indian Chamber of Commerce President, Mr T. Johnson, has said that Tuticorin should be considered as a location for the plant...more
In a significant development to this,Volkswagen may decide to locate its plant in Vizag
..more on this

Oct 2005:
Volkswagen has dropped their plan to invest in Vizag..will Tuti be lucky enough to grab this opportunity ?

  List Mark East Coast Road  

Expected to extend this road from Nagapattinam to Tuticorin soon...more

  List Mark Over-Bridge near 3rd Gate  

Fly-over near 3rd gate area.Construction work is in progress
Oct 2005:
Not much progress on this

  List Mark Tuticorin Airport  

Deccan Aviation plans to inroduce a new chartered service to Tuticorin from Chennai.Tuticorin collector has initiated steps to revive the Tuticorin airport again
Oct 2005:
Deccan to fly from Chennai to Tuti ,only if industry promises 25 seat daily

  List Mark Shriram,SPIC plan Rs 1,000-cr JV for coke oven in Tuticorin
(estimated cost:1000-cr)

Leo Energy Corporation has been floated for implementing this project.The project is designed to help Spic in getting an assured supply of low cost gas released from conversion of coking coal into coke.It is expected to save 30-100Cr Rs for spic fertilizer plant in Tuticorin.
Detailed project report has been prepared by M N Dastur & Co.

.Economic Times dated 18th March 2004
  List Mark Candle unit by Ramesh Flowers in Tuticorin
(estimated cost:5cr)

There is huge demand for candles in the international market especially in the US and Europe. Ramesh flowers have presence in these countries through huge departmental stores like `Walmart' and British Home Stores. Leveraging on this, the company will start exporting candles.
planning to set up a state-of-the-art facility in Tuticorin with an investment of Rs 5 crore
Current status : Drawing board
Financial Express Dated March 15th 2004

  List Mark Tuticorin - Colombo Ferry Service  

Political unrest in Srilanka and Chief minister of Tamilnadu fearing the security threat, has stalled the proceedings of the ferry service between Tuti and Colombo.
  List Mark Tuticorin SEZ  

A CONCEPT paper prepared by the Tuticorin Port Trust on developing a port-based special economic zone (SEZ) has identified proximity to a port, climate and location as advantages for locating industries in agro and food processing, logistics, heavy engineering and mineral ore handling in the proposed zone.

The port trust has submitted the concept paper to the State Government, which will take it up with the Centre for approval.

  List Mark Sethu Samudram Project
(estimated cost:2000cr)

NEERI is currently doing the feasibility study of this project.Much awaited project for the people in this region.It is expected to boost the economy in this region.

Latest Update as on Sept-2004:

OCT 2005:

The dream project: Work is been started and it will be a great boon for the southern districts of Tamil Nadu..
  List Mark Under Ground Drainage
(estimated cost:46.40cr)

The project will commence in January 2006and completed in a year 12 lift stations, two trunk sewer stations and a sewage treatment plant would be established

The entire town will be divided into 19 zones and the sewage collected from each zone would be pumped into a well before being taken to the sewage treatment plant.

Sewage drained through the system would be treated using anaerobic method and the municipal administration would construct two anaerobic ponds, three facultative ponds and three maturation ponds for the purpose

Note:Tuticorin being the first municipality to implement UGD 25 yrs back which failed. (last update:Nov-2005)
Latest update:13/01/2008:
Construction of underground sewerage system here on an outlay of Rs 46.40 crore commenced with ‘bhoomi puja’ on 12/01....more

  List Mark Children's Traffic Park

children's traffic park at the cost of Rs 30 lakh would be constructed opposite to VOC college in the Palayamkottai road.

The construction of the park occupying an area of about 16 acres would be partially met (one third of the cost) by the traffic department and the remaining Rs 20 lakh would be mobilised by way of public contribution.

Business & Industries - Directory
R. S. V. Nadar & Co. - Exporters of spices & aromatics, senna leaves, botanical herbs, medicinal herbs, dried flowers, food grains, fertilizers, herbal extracts and fresh fruits.
M. S. A. Salt Manufacturers - Wholesale exporters of edible salt, free flow idoized salt, lodized refined salt, rock salt, flavored salt, granulated salt, bath salt and industrial salt.
P. S. S. Ganesan & Sons - Exporter of senna leaves & pods, powder, tea, extracts, medicinal herbs and spices.
Sathya Agencies - Dealers of home appliances including televisions, refrigerators, washing machines, etc.
Arts & Crafts
Exoflor - Manufacturer and exporter of dried flowers, potpourris and dried flower bouquets.
Fauna International - Manufacturer and exporter of dried flowers, potpourri supplies, bouquets, sea shells and also provide fabrics including silk, organza and jute.
Ayurvedic & Herbal
H. Bilal & Co. - Exporters of herbal products including senna leaves & extracts, senna pods and spices.
Herbs India, Tuticorin - Suppliers and exporters of Indian herbs, squill, lemon, sarasaparilla, neem, pongal flower, calamus root, indian ginseng, senna leaf, senna pods and Indian spices.
Dharani Export - Import Services (P) Ltd. - Wholesale exporters of agro chemicals, basic chemicals, pharma chemicals, dyes & intermediates, pigments, food colours, textile chemicals, food flavours, spices, edible oils, food grains, procesed foods, raw herbs, essential oils, herbal extracts and herbal medicines.
Arasan Phosphates (P) Ltd. - Supplying di-calcium phosphate (dcp), plaster of paris (pop), organic fertilizers, gypsum, aloe-vera juice, aloe vera hair oil, aloe-vera shampoo, aloe-vera foot cream, industrial dryers, scientific lab equipments, uniforms and surgical sutures.
Xypnoss Technologies - Provides website designing & development, e-commerce solutions, multimedia services and software development services.
Gems & Jewelry
MTV Jewellers Private Limited - Offers gold jewellery like earrings, necklaces, bangles & kangans amd also provide silver jewellery sets & pendents and silver bracelets & earrings.
Home Textiles
The Tuticorin Spinning Mills Ltd. - Manufacturer of fine cotton yarns for shirtings, upholstery, home textiles and voil fabrics.
Fauna International - Manufacturer and exporter of dried flowers, potpourri supplies, bouquets, sea shells and also provide fabrics including silk, organza and jute.
Industrial Goods
Subramany & Co (Exports) Pvt. Ltd. - Manufacturers of palmyra fibre & palmyra stalks which is used as scrub brush material and as a filling material for the brushes and brooms.
Agsar Paints Pvt. Ltd. - Manufacturer of decorative and industrial paints including cement paints, enamel paints, distempers and epoxy paints.
Metals & Minerals
Kalpaka Chemicals Private Limited - Dealing in supply and export of activated carbon for water treatment, gold recovery, silver impregnation, petroleum refineries, gas & air purification, soft drinks syrup solution and effluent treatment.
Office & Stationery
P.R. Matches World - Exporters of stationary products like notebooks, files, greetings cards and also provide matches, rubber mats, rubber tubes & tyres, sea food, washing soap & powder, incense stick, rice, banana chips and spices.
Pharmaceutical Products
P.P.M. Thangaiah Nadar Firm - Exporter of senna leaves & pods, medicinal plants, pharmaceutical raw materials, marine products and spices.
P. S. S. Ganesan & Sons - Exporter of senna leaves & pods, powder, tea, extracts, medicinal herbs and spices.
P.P.M. Thangaiah Nadar Firm - Exporter of senna leaves & pods, medicinal plants, pharmaceutical raw materials, marine products and spices.

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