Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Terror threat to dams, says Balan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The hydel power projects in the State are facing threat from the LTTE and Muslim fundamentalist organisations, Power Minister A.K. Balan has said.

Mr. Balan told the Assembly in reply to questions on Monday that the Intelligence Bureau had warned the State of the threat and in the light of it, the State government had taken steps to tighten security. But this was no hindrance to promoting hydel tourism.

Power credit cards would be issued to students next year. A sum of Rs.50 crore had been set apart for distribution among students who conserved electricity. The energy saved by them would be recorded in the cards so that they could avail themselves of the credit for procuring books and study materials, he said.

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