Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allot all the power (2,000 mw) to be generated at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP) to Tamil Nadu, to tide over the severe power shortage prevailing in the State.
"I hope this request will be positively considered by you. May I also reiterate that we require and deserve this power," the CM said in her letter to the PM.
In this connection, the CM recalled her earlier request for allocation of 1,000 mw from the Central pool and pointed out that the Centre had given a mere 100 mw.
J Jayalalithaa also reminded PM Manmohan Singh about the persistent problem of transmission corridor congestion.
She said of the 2,000 mw to be generated through the two units of the KKNPP, only 925 mw has been allocated as Tamil Nadu's share.
"Tamil Nadu is facing a severe power shortage and it would therefore be proper and justifiable that the entire power to be generated from KKNPP is made available to the State," the CM said.
Jayalalithaa also reminded the PM about the persistent problem of transmission corridor congestion. The CM had brought this problem to the notice of the Prime Minister, through her letter dated March 9.