Obama visit: talks likely on Kovvada

Discussions on the nuclear liability clause and supply of reactors for nuclear plants coming up at Kovvada in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh is likely to figure prominently during US President Barack Obama’s visit to India.

The Indian government has decided in-principle to get reactors for Kovvada from GE-Hitachi for which negotiations are in progress.

The Kovvada plant will generate 1594x6 MW and is expected to involve an investment of Rs.1 lakh crore at the rate of Rs.10 crore per megawatt.

Kovvada Nuclear Park Project Director G.V. Ramesh told The Hindu a notification would be reissued according to the New Land Acquisition Act.

The project would need acquisition of 2,000 acres. NPCIL is expecting to get all the six reactors from the US in 10 years after acquiring the site.

Civil construction will take three years. After obtaining statutory clearances from the Ministry of Environment and Forests and other agencies, a public hearing will be held.

Mr. Ramesh said they would install reactors with advanced safety features and in-built mechanism to withstand any blackout condition.

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