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Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa writes to PM, demands all Kudankulam power for state

Chennai , Sat, 31 Mar 2012 ANI

Chennai, Mar.31 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has written a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, demanding that the 2000 megawatts of power to be generated by two units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant be given to the state because of the "severe power shortage" faced by it.

Jayalalithaa said it would be "proper and justifiable that the entire power to be generated from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is made available to Tamil Nadu."

"This is also inevitable as the transmission corridor congestion problem still continues and has also been brought to your notice," she said in her letter sent almost a fortnight after the state government gave its nod for the plant.

Out of the 2000 MW to be generated by 2 units in KNPP, Tamil Nadu has been allocated 925 megawatts.

Jayalalithaa recalled that she had already requested for an allocation of 1000 megawatts from Central pool last year against which a "mere 100 MW" was made available to the state which was facing "severe power shortage".

"I hope that this request will be positively considered by you. May I also reiterate that we require and deserve this power?" she said. (ANI)

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