Russia has honoured Kudankulam nuclear power plant site director R.S. Sundar with ‘Order of Friendship’ for his role in the project being built with Russian assistance in Tamil Nadu.
The award was presented by Russian envoy Alexander M. Kadakin on Friday at a ceremony at the Russian embassy here. The ceremony was attended by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju.
According to the text of the decree, signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sundar was awarded “for major contribution to the implementation of the NPP Kudankulam project“.
“The construction process of new blocks at the Kudankulam site is progressing in accordance with the perspective plan of Russian-Indian cooperation in the field of nuclear energy. Unit 2 of the KNPP is ready to produce electricity and will be connected to the national grid in a few days,” said Russian ambassador Kadakin.
Speaking at the ceremony, Sundar expressed his gratitude for the recognition of the labour of Indian workers and specialists engaged in the implementation of the project.
The Kudankulam NPP is being built with Russian technical assistance under the inter-governmental agreement signed in 1988.
In 2014, Russia and India signed a general framework agreement for construction of the second stage, including the third and fourth blocks.