Govt to launch Kudankulam power plant after report
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Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 19:01
New Delhi: Government on Thursday said it would take steps to launch the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant after a committee appointed by the Tamil Nadu Government submits its report and made it clear that Russian scientists would continue to remain at the plant site.

Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office V Narayanasamy said the Centre was waiting for the report of the high-level committee headed by M R Srinivasan even as a panel constituted by the Centre gave a clean chit to the project.

"We welcome the constitution of a committee by the Tamil Nadu Government. We hope that the committeee will start its work soon and submit its report. We will take steps to launch the plant after the report is submitted," he told reporters here.

Asked about the comments by Russian Ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin's comments that said his country could not allow its scientists to remain idle indefinitely, the Minister said the Government has spoken to the scientists and with Russian Government authorities.

"We have spoken to the scientists and also to the government of Russia. The scientists would remain there in Kudankulam," he said.

Narayanasamy said Tamil Nadu would get 1,000 MW of power when the Kudankulam plant becomes operational.


First Published: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 19:01

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