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Modi, Putin, Jayalalithaa to dedicate Kudankulam Nuclear Plant today

PM Modi -PutinThe first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will be dedicated to nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa jointly through video conferencing on Wednesday.

The video conferencing function will be organised among the three leaders in their respective capitals and the fourth point will be at the plant site at Tirunelveli in Kudankulam, where Nuclear Power Corporation Chairman SK Sharma, Russian company Atomstroy Export President Limareenko and site Director Sundar will be attending.

The first unit of Kudankulam nuclear power plant attained criticality in July 2013. Till now more than 10,800 million units of power has been generated from the first unit. It was synchronized with southern power grid on October 22 in 2013 and commercial power generation started by the end of December 2014.

The 1000 Mega watt Kudankulam nuclear power plant was built with Russian expertise following a pact between the then Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Soviet leader Mikahil Gorbachev in November 1988.

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