Some landmark nuclear energy news from India:
The country’s first indigenously designed 540-mw pressurised heavy water reactor here attained criticality today, Atomic Energy Commission chairman Anil Kakodkar said.
The reactor, unit 4 of Tarapur Atomic Power Station —the flagship plant of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited — will be connected to the western grid for commercial purposes before August, Kakodkar said.
With this, the total nuclear power generated in the country will be 3,310 mw, he said.
NPCIL now produces 2,770 mw electricity at its plants in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Gujarat.