Kakrapar atomic power plant in Gujarat is 'Make in India trailblazer', says Narendra Modi

The 700 MW Kakrapar power plant in Gujarat achieved 'criticality'. This means the atomic power station reached the normal operating condition of a reactor.

FP Staff July 22, 2020 15:26:08 IST
Kakrapar atomic power plant in Gujarat is 'Make in India trailblazer', says Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday praised the nuclear scientists as the Kakrapar atomic power plant-3 achieved 'criticality', calling the indigenous reactor a shining example of the "Make in India" campaign.

The 700 MW power plant in Gujarat achieved criticality, meaning it reached the normal operating condition of a reactor. It indicates that the plant is now set to generate power.

"Congratulations to our nuclear scientists for achieving criticality of Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3. This indigenously designed 700 MWe KAPP-3 reactor is a shining example of Make in India," the prime minister tweeted.

He said it is a "trailblazer for many such future achievements."

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu congratulated the nuclear scientists who worked at the atomic project and hailed India's prowess of indigenous technology.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also applauded the scientists for "stellar achievement" and said "new India is marching ahead to realise Narendra Modi's vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat".

Ministers who responded to the achievement of nuclear scientists and engineers for designing the 700 MWe KAPP-3 reactor:

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