New Delhi :
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa on Wednesday jointly inaugurated Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant. CM Jayalalithaa spoke at the joint inauguration via video conference. Russian President Putin also joined in via VC.
The nuclear power plant has riled in controversies from the very beginning. Now that the plant finally gets a green signal here are some of the important facts to know about it:
-The reactors at Kudankulam - India's largest – has been built jointly by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India and a subsidiary of Russia's nuclear regulatory body Rosatom.
-The project was signed by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and then Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev in 1988 but construction started only in 1997 due to the turmoil after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Here are the highlights of what PM Modi said at the inauguration:
#In dedicating Kudankulam nuclear power plant we mark another historic tie between India and Russia: PM Modi
#Today's event is also a joyful occasion for the team of engineers in India and Russia, we salute them for their relentless work: PM Modi
#Long live India-Russia friendship-PM Modi while speaking at inauguration of Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant
#I look forward to meeting you (Russian President Putin) at G20 Summit in China: PM Modi