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Govt committed to Jaitapur nuclear project: S.M. Krishna via The Hindu

The Government is committed to the Jaitapur nuclear project in Maharashtra and is awaiting completion of French review of safety aspects of the EPR design, the Minister for External Affairs, Mr S.M. Krishna, said on Thursday.

The French firm Areva is providing six EPR units for the proposed nuclear plant which is to come up in Maharashtra. The project has been delayed due to protests.

“Both sides (India and France) are committed to ensure the best level of safety,” the Minister said after a meeting with visiting French Foreign Minister, Mr Alain Juppe.

Stating that the issue of nuclear energy and co-operation between India and France came up at the meeting with the Indian Foreign Minister, Mr Juppe pointed out that nuclear energy was a valuable source of energy for the future provided we develop the highest level of safety.

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