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First nuclear plant of North India to be built in Haryana

First nuclear plant of North India in Haryana

The first nuclear power plant in North India would be built in Gorakhpur, Haryana, according to Union Minister Jitendra Singh. He claimed that one of the major accomplishments under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership would be the installation of nuclear and atomic energy plants across the nation, which had previously been largely restricted to states in the south like Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh as well as western Maharashtra.

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First nuclear plant of North India: Key Points

  • According to Singh, the Center has unanimously approved the installation of 10 nuclear reactors in an effort to boost India’s nuclear capability.
  • The Department of Atomic Energy is also allowed to join forces with Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to get funding for the opening of nuclear power plants.
  • Haryana’s Gorakhpur In the Fatehabad area of Haryana, the Anu Vidyut Pariyojana’s (GHAVP) Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) with two units, each with a capacity of 700 MWe, is currently being built.
  • Of the entire monies allotted, $20,594 Cr. have been spent as of today.

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Construction of first nuclear plant of North India in Haryana

The Haryana Irrigation and Water Resources Department (HI&WRD) has commenced the construction of a water duct from Tohana to GHAVP to meet operational cooling water requirements, and the project is going well.

Other main plant structures, such as the fire water pump house, safety-related pump house, fuel oil storage area, ventilation stack, overhead tank, switchyard control building, safety-related and non-safety-related tunnel and trenches, retaining walls, and garland drain, are being built in a good manner.

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