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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