In a major bid to make India a global player in nuclear power sector, the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi led government is contemplating to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the nuclear power area.
Tamil Nadu’s small coastal town Kalpakkam has the unique distinction of being the home for reactors fueled by three different fissile isotopes, renowned nuclear scientist R.
India has taken a lead in energy accessibility and will achieve 100 per cent household electrification by the end of this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
The civil construction work for the third and fourth 1,000 MW atomic power plants are in progress as per schedule and the needed equipment are arriving at project site at Kudankulam in Tirunelvelli district, said an official of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.
Russia has offered India the latest “Generation 3-plus” nuclear reactor – the VVER-120- powered by advanced fuel, to be set up at a yet-to-be designated site in parallel to the ongoing 6,000 MW Kudankulam project in Tamil Nadu.