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
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.