NUCLEAR POWER PROJECT

  • Kudankulam nuclear power plant generates 20 per cent of its capacity October 29, 2013

    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 resynchronised with the grid on October 25 night generated 200 MW power at...
  • Subramanian Swamy welcomes SC verdict on Kudankulam May 6, 2013

    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...
  • Commission Kudankulam plant after probe: Achuthanandan April 22, 2013

    Thiruvananthapuram: Contending serious defects are now surfacing at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP), CPIM 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 party...
  • Shiv Sena misleading people, says Ajit Pawar April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday accused Shiv Sena of "misleading" people from the coastal Konkan region on the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project. "Investment to the tune of Rs one lakh crore is being made in the Jaitapur nuclear power project. However, the party is misleading...
  • Don't let politics come in way of development: Raj February 15, 2013

    Mumbai: Targeting Shiv Sena on its opposition to Jaitapur nuclear power project in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) president Raj Thackeray on Friday asked the people of Konkan not to encourage petty politics obstructing the progress and development. Addressing a rally at Khed town in the coastal district, Raj said,...
  • AntiKNPP protests are gimmicks: Russian envoy December 15, 2012

    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...
  • Focus of protests remains safety concerns: Meenakshi Mahadevan December 12, 2012

    With the commissioning of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project coming closer, antinuclear activists are upping the ante once again. CNNIBN's senior correspondent Meenakshi Mahadevan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the antinuke protests. Q. Why has the govt(s) both at the center and state not able to gain the confidence...
  • AntiKudankulam protests spread to Chennai September 11, 2012

    Chennai: The protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project on Tuesday spread to Chennai with members of various parties and outfits being arrested for staging road blockade in various parts of the city. Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi founder and Lok Sabha MP Thol Thirumavalavan and MDMK leader Mallai Sathya were among the...
  • Kudankulam to be functional in 2 months: Centre April 7, 2012

    Madurai: The Centre on Saturday said it is confident of commissioning the first unit of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project to generate 1,000 MW of power in two months as 99 per cent of its works are over. Talking to reporters in Madurai, Union Minister of State in the PMO V...
  • Kudankulam to begin production in 2 months: Jaya March 30, 2012

    Chennai: Days after her government's green signal to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday said the plant is expected to commence production in two months. "The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project is expected to commence production in two months", she said in the state assembly,...
  • 'Jaya could've set up panel on KNPP earlier' February 5, 2012

    Chennai: DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday questioned the move by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to set up an expert panel over the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and said the step could have been taken earlier. "Jayalalithaa wrote to Prime Minister in September last year urging him that...
  • Expert panel gives Kudankulam project a go ahead February 1, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback for the Tamil Nadu Government, an expert panel appointed by the Centre has given a thumbsup to the controversial Kudankulam Nuclear power project saying it meets current safety standards and blamed activists for creating fear in the minds of locals. Meanwhile, a civil group spearheading the...
  • NPCIL transfers engineers from Kudankulam January 9, 2012

    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 the...
  • Talks to end Kudankulam logjam make no headway November 18, 2011

    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 15member panel, on a threeday visit to the plant as part of efforts to allay people's...
  • 'Quakes at Nplant sites cannot be ruled out' November 13, 2011

    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 in...
  • Jayalalithaa snubs PM on Kundankulam plant issue October 18, 2011

    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 project...
  • Jayalalithaa backs the Kudankulam protests October 13, 2011

    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 Power...
  • Read: PM's letter to Jayalalithaa on TN NPlant October 12, 2011

    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 Nplant row September 20, 2011

    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 on...
  • Halt Koodankulam Nproject: Jaya tells PM September 19, 2011

    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 area...
  • TN:10,000 fishermen on fast against nuke plant September 13, 2011

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