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Puthiya Tamizhakam Demands White Paper on Power Situation in Tamil Nadu

Puthiya Tamizhakam today urged the state Government to immediately withdraw the 15 per cent hike in power tariff.

Published: 14th December 2014 03:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2014 03:04 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

COIMBATORE: Demanding a 'white paper' on the power situation in Tamil Nadu, Puthiya Tamizhakam today urged the state Government to immediately withdraw the 15 per cent hike in power tariff.

Speaking to reporters here, party's founder president Dr K Krishnasamy said the AIADMK which came to power in 2011,had claimed that TNEB was incurring a loss of Rs 40,000 crore and increased the tariff in 2012 to compensate for it.

Without taking efforts to bring down the loss, government was now claiming that the Board has incurred a loss of Rs 70,000 crore and had justified the latest hike, which was "a clear indication of the mismanagement and administrative irregularities in bringing down the losses

He demanded that Government bring out a white paper on the power situation like total power generation and needs, new rojects started and implemented after AIADMK came to power and feedback of projects implemented before 2011.

People should also know about utilisation of wind power,in which Tamil Nadu was in the top spot in the country, he said.

To protest against the hike and also seek withdrawal of the hike, due to which industries and other power users had suffered adversely, the PT would stage a demonstration in Vizhuppuram on December 19, he said.

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