Centre to provide 300 MW for TN: CM

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Chennai, Dec 21 (UNI) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi today released the Centre had agreed to provide 300 MW to meet the power shortage in the state.

Talking to newspersons here after returning from New Delhi where he attended the meeting of the National Development Council and the Chief Minister's Conference on internal security, he said ''Centre has agreed to supply 300 MW to Tamil Nadu immediately to meet the requirement as against our demand for 500 MW.'' Mr Karunanidhi had earlier written a letter to the Centre seeking allotment of 500 MW of power from the Central pool to tide over the shortage.

The Centre had agreed to the state government's proposal for setting up a Central University and an Indian Institute of Management in Tamil Nadu after theChief Minister took up the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the Union Ministers concerned.

To a question on XI the Five Year Plan, Mr Karunanidhi expressed the hope that the Centre would accept the state's proposal to fix the plan allocation at Rs 85,000 crore.


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