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Kudankulam power: Jayalalithaa wants it all

Soon after clearing the Kudankulam nuclear power project, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has staked claim over the plant’s entire projection generation of 2,000 mw. Jaya revokes Sasikala's expulsion | Amma demands all 2000 MW

india Updated: Apr 01, 2012 00:59 IST
HT Correspondent
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Soon after clearing the Kudankulam nuclear power project, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa has staked claim over the plant’s entire projection generation of 2,000 mw.

She said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the entire generation by the two units — when commissioned — be allocated to the state to help it tide over the acute power crisis it was going through.

She said it would only be “proper and justifiable” as the state “requires and deserves this power”. Earlier, Tamil Nadu was granted 925 mw from Kudankulam.

The ADMK supremo reminded the PM that on the state’s previous request for allocation of 1,000 mw from the central pool, it was given only 100 mw.

On March 19, the state cabinet gave the go-ahead for work at the plant to begin. The commissioning of the Indo-Russian joint venture, originally scheduled to go on stream in November, was delayed following protests over safety concerns.

The first unit (1,000 mw) at Kudankulam is expected to begin generation in two months, of which about 450 mw will go to Tamil Nadu.