Stepping stone towards Nuclear Energy Adoption
I could not help notice this particular front page news item on many Indian dailies (okay I accept I was on their web portals and hence no front page concept exists J) this Tuesday. The first unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Plant in Southern India, the reactor for which was bought from Russia, was connected to the electricity grid yesterday and it started feeding over 150 MW of electricity to the grid. Finally, the first fruit of Indo-US nuclear deal can be seen ripening as the authorities plan to gradually increase the production to 1000 MWs in multiple stages. For those who have started thinking critically of my view already, I agree that this is no significant contribution to a country of over 1.4 billion population with almost 10% deficit in supply compared to the demand even after more than 200 GWs of installed capacity. What is significant about it is the hope that this generates.