Karaikal: The Central government said that the power production from the first unit of the much hyped Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project would commence in two months as 99 percent of its works are over.

Talking to reporters here, Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said, "1000 MW of power could be produced from the first unit, which will be ready for commissioning in two months".
"95 percent of the works on the second unit are also over," he added.
On Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's demand to allocate the entire power generated from the KNPP to the state, Narayanasamy said, "The Chief Minister's demand is under the consideration of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh".
To a question on the issue of Tamils in Sri Lanka, he said the Centre was "committed" to the rehabilitation of internally displaced Tamils in that country and had announced Rs 2,500 crore package for various projects, including construction of houses for them.
"The Prime Minister is closely monitoring the rehabilitation programmes," he said.