The Union government on Thursday furnished copies of agreements between India and the erstwhile USSR, and Russia, relating to the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP).

On June 18, a Division Bench comprising Justices P.Jyothimani and M.Duraiswamy asked Additional Solicitor-General M.Ravindran to furnish copies of the agreements. The Bench was hearing a batch of writ petitions for and against the nuclear power plant.

Mr.Ravindran said the consent/clearance as per law had been obtained for the plant. The conditions imposed by the Pollution Control Board and the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and all short-term requirements had been complied with. Certain long-term conditions needed to be addressed in a phased manner and they were continuous in nature.

He furnished copies of the agreement signed by India with the erstwhile USSR in 1988 and the supplemental agreement with Russia in 1998 for setting up the plant. There were variations in the financial terms between the two governments in the 1998 agreement.

He also furnished a copy of the two volumes of the emergency plan within the plant and outside.

The Bench posted the matter for further hearing on June 26.

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