In a major event, Indian Kudankulam nuclear power plant has been honoured with Russian award named ‘Order of Friendship’. Russian envoy Alexander M. Kadakin awarded the award to R.S. Sundar.
In a bid to give a new look to the Russian-Indian cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, the construction process of new blocks in going on for the plant. Known as the Unit 2 of the plant is ready to produce electricity and will work in coming days.
Background: The Kudankulam plant is being built with Russian technical assistance which was signed in 1988. Needless to say, India and Russia signed in 2014 a general framework agreement for construction of the second stage. Under this agreement, the third and fourth blocks are also a part of the same.