Cheemeni is a small town in Hosdurg taluk of Kasaragod district in the state of Kerala, India.[1][2]

Cheemeni
Town
Cheemeni is located in Kerala
Cheemeni
Cheemeni
Location in Kerala, India
Cheemeni is located in India
Cheemeni
Cheemeni
Cheemeni (India)
Coordinates: 12°14′25″N 75°13′55″E / 12.240140°N 75.2318700°E / 12.240140; 75.2318700Coordinates: 12°14′25″N 75°13′55″E / 12.240140°N 75.2318700°E / 12.240140; 75.2318700
Country India
StateKerala
DistrictKasaragod
TalukHosdurg
Government
 • TypePanchayati raj (India)
 • BodyKayyur-Cheemeni Grama Panchayat
Area
 • Total36.68 km2 (14.16 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total8,283
 • Density230/km2 (580/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMalayalam, English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
671313
Vehicle registrationKL-60
Nearest cityKanhangad
Lok Sabha constituencyKasaragod
Vidhan Sabha constituencyThrikaripur

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 India census, Cheemeni had a population of 8,283 with 3,908 males and 4,375 females.[3]

TransportationEdit

Local roads have access to NH 66 which connects to Mangalore in the north and Kannur in the south. The nearest railway station is Cheruvathur on Mangalore-Palakkad line. There are airports at Mangalore and Kannur.[citation needed]

Developmental projectsEdit

Cheemeni Power ProjectEdit

A 47500 crore 2000-MW coal based super thermal power station, which uses an environment-friendly super critical boiler is planned to be erected at Cheemeni due to increasing power needs of the state. The central government requested for making it gas powered but Kerala government is lobbying for cost effective methods.[4] In 2016 as a first phase a 2,050 crore 440-kW station is sanctioned to be built.[5] There are other plans like implementing a 200MW solar park in Kasaragod by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI).[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Taluk Offices". Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Census of India : Villages with population 5000 & above". Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 10 December 2008.
  3. ^ "Census of India: Search Details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Aryadan Hints abandoning of Cheemeni Power project". www.kseboa.org. Archived from the original on 7 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Plans for 440 kW substation at Cheemeni". The Hindu. 31 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Kasaragod solar park could provide relief to power crisis | Kochi News - Times of India". The Times of India.