Chennai: Days after giving nod to the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday demanded all power that will be generated from it be supplied to the state.
The AIADMK supremo made the demand in a letter shot off to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday.
Jayalalithaa’s letter states that Tamil Nadu is facing severe shortage of power so entire power generated from Kudankulam nuclear plant should be allotted to state.
In a letter to Singh, Jayalalithaa said: "As you are aware, the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant comprises two units of 1,000 MW each. The total generation capacity of the two units is 2,000 MW out of which Tamil Nadu has been allocated a share of 925 MW only."
"In this context, I would like to recall that I had already made a request for allocation of 1,000 MW from the Central Pool last year against which a mere 100 MW was made available to Tamil Nadu," she added.
"I hope that this request will be positively considered by you. May I also reiterate that we require and deserve this power?" she said.
Tamil Nadu on March 19 gave the green signal for the Kudankulam nuclear plant.
India`s atomic power plant operator, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), is building two 1,000 MW reactors at Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district, around 650 km from here.