Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan urges government to act to prevent power cuts in Tamil Nadu


Chennai: As several Indian states face power outages due to a coal shortage, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan called on central and state governments to ensure Tamil Nadu does not face severe hardship. frequent power cuts.

According to an IANS report, Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) founder urged central and state governments to work together to ensure there is no shortage of coal in the state. He expressed concern over reports that Tamil Nadu’s stockpile of coal only lasted four days.

In a statement, Kamal called on the ruling DMK government to take the matter to the central government. He said industrialists in the state were already worried about the possibility of frequent power outages in the state in the coming days following reports of low availability of coal stocks with TANGEDCO.

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Quoting Kamal, the report said Tamil Nadu faced unprecedented power outages during the previous DMK rule between 2006 and 2011 and forced several industries to relocate their state base. Noting that industrial cities like Coimbatore, Tirupur and Sivakasi had suffered greatly during these stays, he said ordinary people lost their jobs when industries moved their base.

To prevent history from repeating itself, the DMK government must stand firm and alert, he said and added that the state could suffer a huge loss if it remains inactive, especially at a time when the The state’s economy began to gradually recover.

Kamal called on the state government to work in conjunction with the central government to maintain a constant flow of coal supply in the state, he said according to the report.

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