The Centre is considering Tamil Nadu's demand for 100 per cent allocation of electricity generated by the two 1,000 MW units at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project.
Minister of State in PMO V. Narayansamy told the Lok Sabha that Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard.
“It is under the consideration of the Prime Minister,” Mr. Narayanasamy said during question hour.
T.R. Baalu (DMK) said Tamil Nadu was reeling under severe power cuts and sought to know from the Centre whether it would allocate 100 per cent power generated from Kudankulkam to the electricity–starved State.
“The member is right in saying that Tamil Nadu is starved of electricity. It is a fact. The member also raised the question whether the electricity generated will be utilised for Tamil Nadu. In this connection, Ms. Jayalalithaa had written a letter to the Prime Minister,” Mr. Narayanasamy said.
Currently, Tamil Nadu is expected to get 925 MW power from the two 1000 MW units. The first unit is expected to be commissioned some time next month.
The second unit is expected to start generating power a couple of months after the first unit.