Minister of state for atomic energy Jitendra Singh said the “Modi government has earmarked an exclusive budget, approximately Rs 10,000 crore per year, for 10 years for the nuclear plant expansion programme”.
In an interview to TOI, Jitendra Singh said the Modi cabinet’s key decision in its first term to allow JV with PSUs has helped Department of Atomic Energy (DoAE) overcome the financial constraint. “Being a sensitive subject, we could not involve private players. With the nod for JV, PSUs provide funds and DoAE provides them expertise for N-plant set-up.”
He said Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal and J&K do not have any N-plant. Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) will be the first-ever N-plant among the five states. Read More