10 Aug 2012

Indigenous Nuclear Reactors

An Inter-governmental (IGA) has been signed between India and Russian Federation on December 5, 2008 for assistance to build more nuclear reactors. 
          The capacity of the additional nuclear power reactors to be set up with Russian Cooperation is:-

Site & Location
Capacity (MW)

Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu

4 X 1000
Haripur, West Bengal
6 X 1000

          Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Units 1&2 (KKNPP 1&2) are at advanced stage of completion and scheduled to commence commercial operation by October 2012 & June 2013 respectively.

          Commencement of work on KKNPP Units 3&4 is planned in the XII Five Year Plan period, with scheduled completion in the early XIII Five Year Plan.  Other reactors to be set up with Russian cooperation are planned to be taken up in the XIII Five Year Plan and beyond, so as to progressively complete in the XIV Five Year Plan and beyond.
The above information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office (Shri V. Narayanasamy) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. 

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