India and France may have cloaked it well enough not to cloud the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron, but the Jaitapur nuclear power project has got caught in a logjam that both sides are finding difficult to address.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French president Emmanuel Macron jointly inaugurated the largest solar power plant of the state at Dadar Kalan village of Chhanvey block in Mirzapur district on Monday.
The leaders of France and India reiterated their intention to start work by the end of this year on what could become the world’s largest nuclear power plant, advancing talks that have continued for nearly a decade.
French President Emmanuel Macron, who is on a four-day visit to India, arrived in Varanasi on Monday, where he was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy.
European Investment Bank (EIB) said it will ink an agreement on Saturday to provide loan for small and big clean energy projects in India, which will be part of its Euro 800 million investment in the country.