The supposed to be power surplus Residual Andhra Pradesh is reeling under power scarcity due to improper allocation. However the agriculture dependent state should have ample power to cater the needs of the investors and agriculture. So, Chandra Babu Naidu is thinking on the lines of depending on Nuclear power. According to the officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), both the Centre and the State government are set to clear all hurdles for nuclear power project at Kovvada of Srikakulam district.
The 10,000 MW Kovvada project will cost 1 Lakh crore to the Union government and 50% of the total power produced will be shared to AP. NPCIL officials are already in touch with local administration for the land acquisition. Under the new government’s new land policy, they hope there will not be much resistance from the locals since land losers will be offered the best package. Five villages of Ranasthalam Mandal have to be acquired for this project.