NPCIL and Westinghouse agree to begin engineering work on 6 N-reactors

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) and the US firm Westinghouse have agreed to begin engineering work for six nuclear power plant reactors in India. The engineering and site design work will begin immediately and the two sides will work toward finalizing the contractual arrangements by June 2017. The decision has been taken in this regards during the visit of PM Modi to the United States. As per the joint statement released by Mr. Modi and Mr. Obama, Once the project will complete, it would be among the largest of its kind.

These nuclear reactors would bring clean energy to India and generate thousands of jobs and will also help to fulfill the promise of the US-India civil nuclear agreement and demonstrating a shared commitment to meet India’s growing energy needs while reducing reliance on fossil fuels. The two leaders also noted the intention of India and the US Export-Import Bank to work together toward a competitive financing package for the project.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :
1. Which two companies of India and the US have agreed to begin engineering work on Nuclear power plant reactors in India?
2. For how many nuclear power plant reactors, The US and India have signed the agreement recently?

Courtesy : PTI News

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