India Starts Building Two New Nuclear Power Plants via The Wall Street Journal

BY ERIC YEP

MUMBAI –India Monday began construction of two indigenously designed atomic power plants of 700 megawatts each in northwestern Rajasthan state at a combined cost of about 130 billion rupees ($2.9 billion).

“The reactors are scheduled to be completed in the year 2016-17,” state-run Nuclear Power Corp. of India Ltd., the country’s only operator of commercial atomic stations, said in a statement.

The development highlights India’s intent to push ahead with atomic power as a cost-effective solution to its widening energy deficit even after Japan’s nuclear crisis following the devastating

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