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Jayalalithaa seeks entire power from Kudankulam plant for TN

T. E. Raja Simhan Chennai | Updated on March 12, 2018


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa, has sought the entire power generated from the Kudankulam nuclear power plant to be allocated to the State.

As an interim measure to tide over the power crisis, she wanted the entire power produced by the Central Generating Stations in Tamil Nadu given to the State.

In a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the Chief Minister said that Tamil Nadu has been undergoing a severe power crisis of a magnitude unprecedented in recent memory.

While the demand is of the order of 12,000 MW, supply from all available sources is only about 8,000 MW, thereby leaving a huge gap of about 4,000 MW, she said.

"You are also aware of the extraordinary lengths to which the Government of Tamil Nadu has gone to ensure the smooth commissioning of the Atomic Power Project at Kudankulam. In return, I expect the Government of India to dedicate the entire power of 2,000 MW from this project on successful commissioning, to the State of Tamil Nadu," she said in her letter.

Published on December 25, 2012

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