Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday demanded that the entire power produced from Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) to be given to the state.
“Now I understand that nuclear fuel loading is going to take place in the next few days in the first unit of the plant of 1000 MW capacity. It is expected that criticality will be reached in the following 20 days or so, leading to power generation from the first unit of the plant”, she said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Recalling her March 31 letter to him in this regard, she said details with regard to action on the allocation of the entire power to be generated from the KNPP to the state were “yet to be known”.
In the backdrop of the first unit of KNPP expected to attain criticality, Jayalalithaa said she would like to remind the Prime Minister about her earlier request.
“I am sure that you will do the needful by accepting the absolutely justified demand of our state”, she said.
After giving green signal to the KNPP, Jayalalithaa on March 31 had demanded that the entire 2000 MW power to be generated by its two units be given to the state in view of the severe power shortage.