Centre okays units 5, 6 of Kaiga

Fifty per cent of the power generated at the proposed units 5 and 6 in the Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant - of 700 megawatt (MW) each - would be supplied to the State, J P Gupta, the station director, has said.

He told mediapersons on Monday that the Centre had approved the construction of the two units and the clearance from the Ministry of Environment and Forest was awaited.

Power generation units of 700 MW capacity each would be set up in a total of 10 places across the country, after considering pros and cons.

All the four units of the Kaiga plant had set a record by generating 650 megawatt of power in the past four months without any glitches.

Unit 2 had been continuously generating power since January 3, 2011 and this was a record, Gupta said.

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