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Make in India in nuclear: Govt wants to create 33K jobs through 10 reactors

On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet cleared the construction of 10 home-built nuclear reactors

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Seeking to give a fresh impetus to India's domestic nuclear power production, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared a proposal to indigenously build 10 atomic reactors, the largest ever approval granted for such facilities in one go. Once completed, the 10 reactors of 700 Mw each will give much needed fillip to the domestic nuclear industry. The Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) will be developed by the Department of Atomic Energy. "A total of 7,000 Mw capacity will be added. It will help produce clean energy," Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal ...

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 09:44 IST
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