Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant

Topics: Nuclear power, Mikhail Gorbachev, Nuclear fission Pages: 3 (494 words) Published: January 28, 2013
Business, Government & Indian Society


Team: TYPHOONZ – Group 6 Akash Solomon Akhil Vijayakumaran Nair Binu E Pradeep Joel Abraham Jyotsna Joseph Ritty Kuriakose

Kudankulam So Far:
 Inter-Governmental Agreement on the project was signed on November 1998 by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, for the construction of two reactors  Project remained in limbo for a decade due to the political and economic upheaval in Russia after the post-1991 Soviet breakup.  Objections from the United States, on the grounds that the agreement does not meet the 1992 terms of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).  Construction began only in September 2001. Cost was estimated to be Rs13650 Cr.  In 2008 negotiation on building four additional reactors at the site began  Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in march 2011  Protest against the plant fearing a Fukushima like disaster.  In March 2012, police said they had arrested nearly 200 anti-nuclear protesters  On, February 24, 2012, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blamed American and Scandinavian NGOs for fuelling protests at the power plant. Three of the NGOs were later found to have used foreign funds received for social and religious purposes to fuel the protests, violating foreign exchange regulatory rules.[  Expected Date of Commercial Operation –  Unit 1 -VVER-1000 (PWR) Jan - 2013  Unit 2 -VVER-1000 (PWR) Aug - 2013

Primary Stakeholders
People directly benefiting from or affected by the project.


Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCI)





1 Million + Localites

Secondary Stakeholders
Whereas primary stakeholders are those who have a direct interest in the project, secondary stakeholders are those who have an indirect interest. Secondary stakeholders can sometimes be the most vocal, even when they have no financial stake in the project.

Secondary stakeholders of KNPP...
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