The government today said decks had been cleared for setting up the first-ever atomic power in Haryana, giving India’s atomic energy programme pan-India visibility.
Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were so far not actively involved in India’s atomic energy programme which was hitherto confined mostly to other parts of the country and with this new initiative, India’s atomic energy programme had assumed a pan-India visibility, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh said here today.
He said the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) had succeeded in launching an insurance pool of Rs 1500 Crore and with this, decks had been cleared for further progress in installing a Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor with a capacity of two units of 700 MW each in Gorakhpur, Haryana.
This reactor is expected to be commissioned by 2022 or 2023, he added.
With the new Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor to be set up under Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP), a rapid step forward would be taken in the direction of achieving such similarity in future.