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Nuclear plant in Punjab only after Indo-US nuclear deal: Shinde

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Jalandhar, Oct 28 (UNI) Union Energy Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde today ruled out the possibility of setting up a new nuclear power plant in Punjab until the nuclear deal with the United States was finalised.

Responding to a question about the possibility of setting up of a nuclear plant in Punjab, Mr Shinde told reporters that the US Nuclear deal was under process and any new nuclear plant could be planned only after finalisation of the agreement and framing of procedural modalities, rules clauses and so on.

He said presently, the government wanted to lay stress on setting up of the hydel plants in the country as hydel power is comparatively cheap, pure and these plants do not cause pollution or any such problems.

Mr Shinde arrived here this evening to participate in the Punjab Kesari Shaheed Parivar Fund function scheduled to be held here tomorrow.

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