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S Ramadoss asks Tamil Nadu government to speed up power projects in state

Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 12:26pm IST | Place: Chennai | Agency: PTI

  • s-ramadoss PMK founder, S Ramadoss

With power cuts reportedly continuing in some parts of the state, PMK founder S Ramadoss urged the Tamil Nadu government on Sunday to speed up various solar and thermal power projects to manage the situation.

Though the state government had unveiled the ambitious 'Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Policy 2012' which envisaged generating 3000 mw of power by 2015, it was yet to achieve desired results, he said in a statement in Chennai.

"While 2000 mw of power should have been generated since last year and by the end of the current year not a single mw of power has been generated.While states like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra were effectively implementing various solar power projects, Tamil Nadu was could generate only about 28 mw despite availability of sunlight for 300 days a year in Tamil Nadu," he said.

Though the government had recently announced doing away with power cuts in anticipation of better output from windmills, "Power cuts are increasing day by day," he said. "Without further delay, solar and thermal power projects should be speeded up" to manage the situation somewhat, he said. 

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