The Kerala Power Board Officers' Federation has said the power position in the State is far from satisfactory as the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, which had promised to generate 1,000 MW of additional electricity, could produce only 135.5 MW during its four-and-a-half years in office.

At a press conference here on Wednesday, federation general secretary R. Chandrachoodan Nair, organising secretary K.S. Sunil and State secretary P.V. Dinesh Chandran said the 135.5 MW power generated during the LDF rule came from the 100 MW Kuttiadi additional extension project, the 10.5 MW Malankara project and 25 MW Neriamangalam project.

The government would not get full credit for it as these projects were initiated by the UDF government and nearly 90 per cent of the work had been completed during the previous government's tenure, the federation leaders said.

They said the KSEB was making purchases worth crores of rupees though the government was at the fag end of its tenure in office.

The federation leaders said the government should make all out effort to overcome objections and implement the Athirappilly project.

It was also in the interest of the State to get clearance for the Pooyamkutty project.

The federation opposed the proposal to set up a thermal plant in the State since such power plants were not in line with the worldwide efforts being made to reduce global warming.

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