Flash point: Kudankulam

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 18:09 IST

India is struggling to meet surging demand for electricity and suffers from a peak-hour power deficit of about 12 percent, which has become a significant drag on the economy. A grid failure on two consecutive days this summer caused one of the world's worst blackouts. In this picture, protestor Gita Malla sits with a dressing on her nose after being injured in a protestagainst the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project. Centre justified Tamil Nadu government's decision to stamp out protests for the plant's safety and termed the protest as illegal as High Court has cleared the plant. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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India is struggling to meet surging demand for electricity and suffers from a peak-hour power deficit of about 12 percent, which has become a significant drag on the economy. A grid failure on two consecutive days this summer caused one of the world's worst blackouts. In this picture, protestor Gita Malla sits with a dressing on her nose after being injured in a protestagainst the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project. Centre justified Tamil Nadu government's decision to stamp out protests for the plant's safety and termed the protest as illegal as High Court has cleared the plant. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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