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Prez ‘happy’ over Cabinet nod for 10 nuclear reactors



Kolkata : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday expressed happiness over the Union Cabinet nod to a proposal for setting up 10 nuclear power reactors, saying there was a need to use clean and renewable energy to meet the country’s growing electricity demand.

The president made the remarks after inaugurating the country’s first-of-its-kind microgrid power project at the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology at Shibpur near here that uses solar, wind and biogas energy to produce electricity.

He said he was “happy” that the Cabinet has decided to ramp up power generation by clearing a proposal to build 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors.–PTI