Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin for the speedy commissioning of the second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
During a video conferencing event to dedicate the first unit, she said the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a monument commemorating the long-standing, abiding and deep friendship between Russia and India. Nuclear power is clean, green and firm power, which a rapidly growing State like Tamil Nadu, aspiring to even higher growth rates and shared prosperity, really needs.
The dedication of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant is a major milestone in Indo-Russian Friendship and Co-operation, she said, adding: “Throughout my tenures in office as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu I have always extended support to the implementation of the Kudankulam Project while at the same time laying emphasis on allaying the fears of the local people by convincing them about the safety aspects of the plant. A Nuclear Power Plant takes longer to build and commission than conventional power plants. Not only is the engineering complex, very high safety standards need to be observed.”
According to Jayalalithaa, the smooth commercial operation of this Project overcoming many obstacles