30 % of power generated should be earmarked for Daxina Kannada

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Udupi, Nov 8 (UNI) Jayasrikrishna Parisara Premi Samiti, a Mumbai based voluntary organization advocating coal based thermal power project to ease the power shortage and help industrialization, had strongly demanded the Nagarjuna Thermal Power plant coming up near Padubidre in Udupi taluk to earmark 30 per cent of the power generated for the Daxina Kannada district.

Addressing the press persons here, Samithi President T Jayakrishna Shetty said that the Plant would start producing power in 2010 and 30 per cent of the power produced should be given to the undivided district so that the citizens of the district are spared of the problem of frequent power cut and through this the company and the state government have the occasion to respect and recognize the sacrifices made by the people of the region.

He said that a memorandum had also been submitted to the Karnataka Minister for Energy K S Eshwarappa during his recent visit to famous Sri Mookambika temple at Kollur in the district. In this connection, the minister held discussions with the secretary of energy department and was expected to take certain measures to consider the request favourably, Mr Shetty said adding that the undivided district required about 300 MW power to meet its requirements, He said that the Samiti stood by the Nagarjuna company during the times the project faced strong opposition. As a result, the unit was able to proceed towards getting completed and start power generation, he added.


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