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Kakrapar atomic power plant accomplishes criticality; PM Modi calls it 'trailblazer'

The 700 MW power plant in Gujarat achieved criticality, meaning it reached the normal operating condition of a reactor

twitter-logoPTI | July 22, 2020 | Updated 13:07 IST
Kakrapar atomic power plant accomplishes criticality; PM Modi calls it 'trailblazer'
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated nuclear scientists as the Kakrapar atomic power plant-3 achieved criticality, saying the indigenous reactor is a shining example of the 'Make in India' campaign. The 700 MW power plant in Gujarat achieved criticality, meaning it reached the normal operating condition of a reactor. It indicates that the plant is now set to generate power.

"Congratulations to our nuclear scientists for achieving criticality of Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant-3. This indigenously designed 700 MWe KAPP-3 reactor is a shining example of Make in India," the prime minister tweeted. He said it is a "trailblazer for many such future achievements."

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