Jaya seeks PM's intervention in energy projects

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha on Monday sought Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in clearing approvals for two transmission infrastructure projects and provide the Rs 1,500-crore grant under the National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF).

“The Ministry of Finance in particular to ensure that the two projects in Tamil Nadu for Creation of Transmission Infrastructure for Renewable Power (Green Energy Corridor) already cleared by the Ministry of New and renewable Energy, Central Electricity Authority and recommended by the Planning Commission are accorded the necessary approvals and that the eligible grant of Rs 1,500 crore from the NCEF is provided at the earliest,” she said in a letter to Singh.

Disappointed at the inter-ministerial group (IMG) for not agreeing to provide assistance for the two projects from the NCEF, Jayalalitha said she fails to see the justification for the IMG’s stand as the project has the support of the Ministry of Power, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Planning Commission.

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