September 7th, 2011
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Aryadan denounces environmentalists

Kerala state electricity board minister, aryadan-mohammedPalakkad: Electricity Minister Aryan Mohammed said that environmentalists are unnecessarily sensationalizing and inflating minute environmental problems. The minister stated that the environmentalists who are blocking the Athirapally project which had already received sanction from the centre, should instead  consider the benefits from Hydel projects.

The minister said that the state was facing acute power shortage. The state is being able to produce only 41 percent of its needs the rest it is buying from the centre and other states. KSEB is incurring a huge loss as  that is buying power at Rs 4 per unit is distributing the same at Rs 3.38, he added. The current power deficient situation of the state needs immediate rectification he said.


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