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Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
15-December-2011 18:22 IST
Nuclear Plant in Rajasthan
The site selection committee of Nuclear Power Corporation has identified a place for establishing a new nuclear energy power project near Mahi Bajaj Sagar Dam in Banswada in Rajasthan.

The Committee appointed by the Central Government has evaluated the site at Mahi-Banswara in Rajasthan in accordance to the criteria laid down in Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) siting code and found it to be suitable. The Government has accorded ‘in principle’ approval of the site for locating 4x700 MW nuclear power plants. The plan is to et up the project in two phases of 2x700 MW each. Currently, pre-project activities have been initiated at the site. These include land acquisition, obtaining statutory clearances, site investigations and preparation of detailed project report. The project financial sanction of the first phase is expected in the XII Five year plan.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office Sh V Narayanasamy gave this information in a written reply to a question by Dr. Prabha Thakur and Shri Ashk Ali Tak in Rajya Sabha today.

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