GOI approves Kumharia site for setting up nuclear power project in Haryana

Haryana Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda disclosed that the Government of India has accorded in-principle approval to the Kumharia site in district Fatehabad for setting up of a nuclear power project in Haryana.

The Chief Minister, who was addressing a press conference here on Monday said that  a communication to this effect has been received from the Chairman and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation in India.

He said that the State Government has also been informed that the Nuclear Power Corporation of India now wanted to move to the next stage for acquisition of land and pre-project activities.

As the State Government has also been urged to identify a nodal agency with whom the Nuclear Power Corporation of India can engage for further activities, the Haryana Power Generation Corporation Limited would be the nodal agency for this project on behalf of the State Government.

It may be recalled that the site selection committee of the Department of Atomic Energy had recommended a site in Kumharia for setting up of the Nuclear Power Project.

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