TN: Jaya promises continuous power supply to govt schools

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J Jayalalithaa
Chennai, Feb 26: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sunday, Feb 26 promised to provide continuous power supply to the government schools in Tamil Nadu.

A statement by the Chief Minister read, "Steps will be initiated to ensure power supply to government high and higher secondary schools, as no hardship should be caused to students preparing for their 10th and 12th standard exams. In case it is not possible, the government itself will get generators on rent for these institutions. The expenditure on diesel for these generators will also be met by the government."

If it's not possible for the state government to provide continuous power supply then it will provide generator sets, for that the government will have to take the bill of government-aided high and higher secondary schools, she said in the statement.

Accusing the DMK government, she said that the state was facing serious power shortage due to the policies adopted by the Karunanidhi government.

She further commented, during the DMK regime, the ongoing power project was never completed, the party had made it a habit to purchase power from outside.

"The DMK government had failed to utilise the power generation projects launched during my previous tenure (2001-06) also," she added.

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