Nuclear Power Project

  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant generates 20 per cent of its capacity 29-10-2013 11:49 AM

    The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) on Monday fed the southern power grid with 20 per cent of its rated capacity at an average, stated a report on Tuesday. The 1,000 MW unit, which was re-synchronised with the grid on October 25 night generated 200 MW power...
  • Subramanian Swamy welcomes SC verdict on Kudankulam 06-05-2013 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Janata Party chief Subramanian Swamy on Monday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project and said government should now crackdown on any further agitation which disrupts the schedule of its completion. He said that from the very beginning he had termed the agitation against implementation...
  • Commission Kudankulam plant after probe: Achuthanandan 22-04-2013 04:38 AM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Contending serious defects are now surfacing at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), CPI-M leader VS Achuthanandan on Sunday demanded theta it should be commissioned only after a probe to find out lapses in safety measures. In a statement issued here, the former Kerala chief minister and veteran Communist...
  • Anti-KNPP protests are gimmicks: Russian envoy 15-12-2012 01:36 PM

    Chennai: Protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project that have led to delay in its commissioning are 'gimmicks and ames' of those who do not want to see India emerge stronger, Russian ambassador to India Alexander M Kadakin has said. He also said Friday night the first KNPP unit is...
  • Focus of protests remains safety concerns: Meenakshi Mahadevan 12-12-2012 12:38 PM

    With the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project coming closer, anti-nuclear activists are upping the ante once again. CNN-IBN's senior correspondent Meenakshi Mahadevan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the anti-nuke protests. Q. Why has the govt(s) both at the center and state not able to gain the...
  • NPCIL transfers engineers from Kudankulam 09-01-2012 12:02 PM

    Chennai: In order to put into productive use its engineers at the stalled Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has started transferring them to other upcoming projects in India, an official said on Monday. "It has been three months since the work at...
  • Talks to end Kudankulam logjam make no headway 18-11-2011 05:10 PM

    Tirunelveli (TN): Talks to break the logjam over the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project made no headway on Friday with protesters terming the discussions as 'a failure' after meeting the central government's expert committee. The 15-member panel, on a three-day visit to the plant as part of efforts to allay...
  • 'Quakes at N-plant sites cannot be ruled out' 13-11-2011 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: Amid concerns over the Koodankulam nuclear power project, the National Disaster Management Authority has said safety measures at all atomic plants in the country were in place but admitted earthquakes at these sites cannot be completely ruled out. "Earthquake is a matter of great concern to us, especially...
  • Jayalalithaa snubs PM on Kundankulam plant issue 18-10-2011 11:49 PM

    Chennai: Uncertainty continues over the future of the nuclear power project at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu. More than a month after villagers, citing safety concerns, began protests near the plant site, the issue has turned into a state versus Centre row. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has said the...
  • Jayalalithaa backs the Kudankulam protests 13-10-2011 03:10 PM

    Tuticorin (TN): A day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told her that the stir against Koodankulam nuclear power project would hit the state's development, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said her government would respect the sentiments of locals on the controversial project. "As for as Koodankulam Nuclear...
  • Read: PM's letter to Jayalalithaa on TN N-Plant 12-10-2011 01:50 PM

    Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh has written to Jayalalithaa, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu after meeting the all party delegation from the state. The text of the Prime Minister's letter to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minster is as follows: "I write in continuation of my letter of 4 October, 2011...
  • PM steps in to resolve Koondankulam N-plant row 20-09-2011 11:24 AM

    New Delhi: With Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa seeking a halt on Koodankulam nuclear power project in the face of rising protests against it, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday stepped in to resolve the row by sending Minister of State V Narayanasamy to the state. Narayanasamy arrived in Chennai...
  • Halt Koodankulam N-project: Jaya tells PM 19-09-2011 03:15 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Monday asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that work on the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project be halted till the fears of the people in the area are allayed, accusing the Centre of "abdicating" its responsibilities. With the fast by over 100 locals in the...
  • TN:10,000 fishermen on fast against nuke plant 13-09-2011 08:15 AM

    Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu: Around 10,000 fishermen staged a day-long fast protesting against the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) being set up in the district under Indo-Russian collaboration. MDMK leader Vaiko threw his weight behind the protest and addressed the protesters at Ininthakarai, about five km from Koodankulam in the district,...