‘Cauvery basin has potential to generate 1,100 MW’

August 9th, 2008 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS  


Chennai, Aug 9 (IANS) The Cauvery basin in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka has the potential to generate 1,100 MW of hydel power, Minister of State for Power Jairam Ramesh said here Saturday. Ramesh was here to meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi to discuss the power projects in the state.

The projects that Ramesh refers to are Hogenakkal, Shivanasumudram, Mekedatu and Rasimanner located in the Cauvery basin in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

According to him, the two states and the National Hydro Power Corp should enter into an agreement for actualising these projects and also to avoid any future inter-state disputes pertaining to these projects.

He said the Kudankulam nuclear power project was progressing as per schedule.

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