Lays foundation stone for 2,800-MWe project in Haryana

Reiterating the government’s commitment to ensure full safety of nuclear power plants, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday expressed confidence that the country would meet the target of raising its nuclear power capacity to 27,000 MWe over the next 10 years.

PM sets ball rolling for 2,800 MW Fatehabad nuclear project

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday set the ball rolling for the 2800 MW Fatehabad nuclear power project that promises to boost growth and provide job avenues to the people in the state.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will lay the foundation stone on Monday for a nuclear power project near Gorakhpur village in Fatehbad district of Haryana.

The project will comprise two reactors of 700 MWe each. They are Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) that will use natural uranium as fuel and heavy water as both coolant and moderator.

Officials of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) said here today that the Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Project (GHAVP) was completely safe and the apprehensions on its safety were fa

Gorakhpur nuclear plant inauguration on Jan 13

When Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in Gorakhpur of Fatehabad district to inaugurate Haryana’s first nuclear power station, he is likely to be greeted by determined environmentalists opposed to the plant.

About an hour's drive from the industrial city of Hisar, a village with rich fertile land spread across hundreds of acres is awaiting a rebirth. Ask anyone in Gorakhpur about their future, most will reply with a hint of what is predestined: "parmanu yug (nuclear age) has come."

Yet there are doubters with concerns as serious as the future of the crops and the water the village drinks when the 4X700 MW nuclear plant comes up. The plant has already got the conditional environmental go-ahead from the Centre.

NPCIL already awaits important clearances from Centre

Even as the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) awaits some important clearances from the Centre prior to the formal launch of Haryana's first nuclear power project at Gorakhpur in Fatehabad, anti-nuclear power forces have also started mobilising against the project.

Demand redressal of wildlife conservation issue

Animal rights activists belonging to the Bishnoi community are up in arms against the government’s proposal to lay the foundation stone of the proposed nuclear power project at Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad before implementing any conservation plan for hundreds of wildlife, particularly blackbucks living in the area.

Top forest official asks State to challenge MoEF report

The Congress government in Haryana is contemplating taking the Centre to court for recommending CBI investigation against officials and politicians named in an Environment Ministry inquiry report on forestry scams highlighted by whistleblower-IFS officer Sanjiv Chaturvedi.

A key environmental panel has recommended clearance for the proposed Rs. 23,502-crore nuclear power plant in Fatehabad district of Haryana. Environment Minister Veerappa Moily, who took charge recently, will now have to take the final decision on whether to permit the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.