Power-strapped southern states fight for slice of Kudankulam pie

Jul 29 2013, 11:39 IST
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SummaryAP was not in favour of taking power when the construction of nuclear plant began in 2002.

between the southern region and the rest of the country has compounded the problem. Central Electricity Authority (CEA) estimates for April suggest the energy deficit (the difference between demand and supply of electricity) for the southern region was 18.1 per cent compared to a national average of 8.3 per cent. In Andhra Pradesh, the deficit was a high 20.5 per cent, in Karnataka 17.8 per cent, Tamil Nadu 19.4 per cent and in Kerala it was 3.2 per cent during the month.

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