Flash point: Kudankulam

Updated: Sep 12, 2012 18:09 IST

The government plans to add 63 gigawatts of nuclear power by building 30 reactors by 2032. Nuclear accounts for less than 3 percent of total capacity. It  aims to increase power capacity over the next five years mainly through coal, which already accounts for 60 percent of India's energy generation. Environmental concerns and mismanagement have slowed growth there as well. In this picture, women participate in a protest against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project, near the project site. Protests on September 10 were the most dramatic act since anti-nuclear activists started an agitation in August last year. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
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The government plans to add 63 gigawatts of nuclear power by building 30 reactors by 2032. Nuclear accounts for less than 3 percent of total capacity. It aims to increase power capacity over the next five years mainly through coal, which already accounts for 60 percent of India's energy generation. Environmental concerns and mismanagement have slowed growth there as well. In this picture, women participate in a protest against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project, near the project site. Protests on September 10 were the most dramatic act since anti-nuclear activists started an agitation in August last year. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

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