PM laid foundation stone for Haryana Nuclear Power Project (Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone for a 2,800 MW nuclear power plant near Gorakhpur village in the Fatehabad district of Haryana.

  • The Haryana Nuclear Power (or Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojna) Project (HNPP) will have four indigenously developed pressurized heavy water reactors with a capacity of 700 MW each.
  • The first phase (1,400 MW) of the 2,800-MW HNPP would be completed by 2020-21 at a cost of over Rs. 21,000 crore.
  • Around 1,500 acre land of villages Gorakhpur, Kajalheri and Badopal of district Fatehabad has been acquired for the project and Rs 450 crore paid to 847 families of these villages as compensation.

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