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North India’s first Nuclear Plant Launched in Gorakhpur, Haryana

Published on February 19, 2023

Current context: The Union Minister for Science and Technology has recently announced plans to construct a new nuclear plant in Gorakhpur, Haryana.

North India’s first Nuclear Plant Launched in Gorakhpur, Haryana

  • This will be the first nuclear power plant in North India, spanning 560 hectares of land and generating 2800 MW of power.
  • While the foundation stone for the plant was laid in 2014, the project has been facing delays due to land acquisition issues.
  • The National Power Corporation of India Limited is responsible for constructing the plant. The first phase is expected to be completed by 2025 and the second phase by 2028, after which the plant will be in entire operation.
  • The project’s total cost is estimated to be around Rs 20,594 crores, as of 2014, with a possibility of an increase in price due to inflation.
  • The delay in construction has led to financial losses of Rs 7 crore to Rs 8 crore per day for the Government of India.
  • It is worth noting that the nuclear power plants in India are operated by the National Power Corporation of India Limited, a public sector unit responsible for all the nuclear power plants in the country.

Question:

Q.1 Where is North India’s first Nuclear plant being made?
a. Gorakhpur
b. Azamgarh
c. Kota
d. Udaipur   


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