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Nuclear reactor may be set up with Russian Cooperation

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Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu), March 7 (ANI): Chairman of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) S K Jain has said that one more site may be identified to set up an additional reactor with Russian cooperation.

He said this while interacting with media persons after the 22nd joint coordination committee meeting with the visiting Russian delegation of nuclear Experts at Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu on March 6.

"An inter-governmental agreement which was signed between the Government of Russian Federation and Indian Government envisage setting up of six units, means four additional... in Koodankulam nuclear power plant. There is also a provision for one more site, it may be identified for setting up an additional reactor with Russian cooperation," said S K Jain, Chairman of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

He also noted that 95 per cent of work on Koodankulam nuclear power reactor has been completed and the rest of the project would be completed before December this year.

The Jaitapur unit in Maharashtra is likely to have six French nuclear reactors with 1,650-mega watts capacity each, and Areva, a French nuclear power company, would be the supplier, Jain added.

Describing India as one of the fastest developing economies in the world, Jain recognised the need for 8 lakh mega watts of power by the end of 2032. (ANI)

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