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India & France signed MoU to create 6 Nuclear Reactors

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India ,whose power demand grows day by day is now concentrating on Renewable energy sources and Nuclear power to meet its demand. In a move to further increase the Nuclear power generation potential of India, it has signed an MoU with nuclear energy pioneer France.

India & France signed MoU to create 6 Nuclear Reactors

Points to note

  • The proposed MoU will enable the building of six new nuclear reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra
  • The agreement was signed between Electricite de France and the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd
  • The agreement was initially conceived during the France PM’s visit to India in January,2016
  • The construction of 6 EPR will be under Make in India initiative
  • It will be done through Industries and joint ventures between Indo-French to make it cost effective and completed on time
  • The Nuclear reactor at Jaitapur will be 9000 MW capacity each EPR being 1650 MW

Key Points

  • France PM- Francois Hollande
  • Capital– Paris
  • Maharashtra CM– Devendra Fadnavis
  • French ambassador to India– Francois Richier