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Putin, Modi to Inaugurate work on Kudankulam Nuclear Reactors

The Kudankulam nuclear plant in Tamil Nadu may soon be one of the biggest in the world after the foundations for Unit 3 and 4 are laid on Saturday and MoUs for Unit 5 and 6 are signed. 
●    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin inaugurated Unit 3 and 4 via video-conferencing from Goa, where Putin has arrived for the Brics Summit.
●    Once the plant reaches full capacity it will share the fifth position in terms of power generation with Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant, Ukraine. 
●    The Ukraine plant already generates a net capacity of 5,700MW and a gross capacity of 6,000MW. 
●    Once completely set up, the Kudankulam plant will generate 6,000 MW of power as well. 
●    The Tamil Nadu plant will be the biggest in South Asia once it reaches full capacity.
●    Currently, the Tamil Nadu plant has a capacity of 2,000 MW and stands at the 10th position in terms of power generation.


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