India-Based Neutrino Observatory
During December, 2010 the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) had sent letter to Government of Tamil Nadu for allotment of land to set up India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) surface facilities & for setting up of the National Centre for High Energy Physics-INO Centre. Accordingly, Government of Tamil Nadu had allotted land of 26.8 ha for the project at Bodi West Hills (BWH), Theni district, Tamil Nadu.
The INO is estimated to be operationalised seven years after obtaining all statutory clearances. Sanctioned cost of the project is ₹1583 Crore.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.