Entire power from Kudankulam sought for State

April 29, 2013 12:00 am | Updated 06:05 am IST - MADURAI

: The Madurai District Tiny and Small Scale Industries Association (MADITSSIA) has demanded that the 2,000 megawatt power to be generated from the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant should be allotted exclusively to Tamil Nadu for the first two years.

It has condemned the Central Government’s decision to allot only 925 MW power to the State, despite several appeals.

“We have received a letter from C.D.Chacko, under secretary, Power, stating that the entire power generated from Kudankulam plant cannot be allotted to our State. To sort out the power crisis (in the state), the Centre has to give preference and to Tamil Nadu in the first two years,” V.S.Manimaran, president, MADITSSIA, said in a press release here.

He said the association members had staged an agitation in this regard near Parliament House in New Delhi on December 11 last year.

“We went to the Prime Minister’s Office too and handed over a representation,” Mr. Manimaran added. In an official communication to the association on April 16, the Department of Atomic Energy had conveyed through Mr.Chacko that the power to be generated from the Kudankulam plant had been allocated by the Ministry of Power among beneficiary States back in 2004 itself.

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