KNPP in Tamil Nadu, which has been hit by protests, will start power production within this month, V Narayanasamy said on Wednesday.
The eight-month anti-Kudankulam agitation appears to have cost the state exchequer Rs 1,446 crore.
The much-delayed Kudankulam nuclear project moved a step closer to operationalisation on Saturday with commencement of pre-service inspection of the reactor pressure vessel of the plant.
Jayalalithaa today wrote to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking his intervention for an additional allocation of 1,000 MW of power to the state.
Jayalalithaa had said that her government was firm on suspension of the work on the controversial project
till people`s concerns were addressed.
Activists continued to protest outside Tamil Nadu`s Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Friday, preventing employees of the plant from going inside to work.
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