GOI approved setting up six nuclear power plants in technical cooperation with French company Areva in Jaitapur, Maharashta, stated Minister of State in PMO V Narayanswamy. He stated that work on two units of 1,650MW each shall commence in the present Plan period. Even the people in surrounding areas need not resettle, assuring that the plant poses absolutely no threat to the people. He even added that worldwide eight similar units were setup on the Light Water Reactors technology originated by Areva- three in Finland, three in France and two in China. The Indian plant shall be based on that very technology.

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He even added that at least one family member from each family near the proposed site shall be provided C or D-graded jobs in the plant once it gets operational, and also stated that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is hashing out Rs. 2 crore for bettering the civic amenities in four villages. Currently India boasts of 20 nuclear reactors, of which 19 are functioning.

Source: Business Standard