AKRUTI Program to start in Kudankulam
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is preparing to launch the AKRUTI program in villages around the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP).
About AKRUTI Program
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is helping unemployed youth living near Tarapur Atomic Power Station (TAPS) through Aakriti program.
AKRUTI stands for Advanced Knowledge and Rural Technology Implementation (AKRUTI) Program.
Water, food processing, agriculture and waste management in rural areas are covered under this program.
The aim of this scheme is to empower the villages by implementing various technologies.
Through this scheme, there will be sustainable development of rural areas in the whole country.
Objective of the programme
To provide information and mechanism for implementation of BARC technologies in rural areas so as to achieve the goal of holistic rural development.
About Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP)
It is the largest nuclear power station in India, situated in Kudankulam in the Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu.
Construction on the plant began on 31 March 2002.
It has six reactors with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW of electricity.
It has been made in collaboration with Russia's state-owned company Atomstroyexport and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).
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