Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh has announced the setting up of the first nuclear power plant in Haryana, located in North India. He has said that the first nuclear power plant will be set up in Gorakhpur village of Fatehabad district of Haryana. This was announced by Union Minister of State for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Jitendra Singh in New Delhi on Saturday.
Important achievement of Modi government
According to a statement issued by the Department of Atomic Energy, earlier most were confined to South Indian states such as Tamil Nadu or Andhra Pradesh or Maharashtra in the west. Important decisions have been taken in the last eight years since the Modi government came to power, in which the recent decision on nuclear energy has proved to be a priority.
Two units of 700 MW have been installed
The Minister has said that the Department of Atomic Energy has also been permitted to form joint ventures with Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for resources to open nuclear power plants, which is an upcoming and promising sector and has significant potential to meet India’s energy needs. have the capacity to fulfill. He has said that Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Project (GHAVP) will have two units of 700 MW each. Both these units will use Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR) which is completely indigenous in design. Work on this is going on near Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad district of Haryana.
Rs 20,594 crore has been allocated for nuclear energy.
According to the department’s statement, Rs 20,594 crore has been allocated for the construction of the nuclear power plant, out of which Rs 4,906 crore has been spent. The overall financial progress as on date is 23.8 per cent, the statement said. Construction of other main plant buildings or structures, namely Fire Water Pump House (FWPH), Safety Related Pump House (SRPH), Fuel Oil Storage Area, Ventilation Stack, Overhead Tank (OHT), Switchyard Control Building, and others, are in progress.
The department has issued a statement that orders have already been placed for procurement of key long manufacturing cycle equipment/components such as primary coolant pumps, reactor headers, fueling machine heads, moderators and other heat exchangers etc. Construction of the other equipment continues at various stages and delivery to the site is expected in time to meet the construction schedule.