India's Controversial Nuclear Power Plant Starts Generating Electricity
    2013-10-23 20:32:27     Xinhua       Web Editor: ZhangPeng
A controversial nuclear power plant in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu has started generating electricity, local media reported Wednesday.

The Kudankulam nuclear plant began functioning Tuesday, after years of delays and protests, officials were quoted as saying.

The power plant started operations after the country's Supreme Court in May this year ruled that the Indo-Russian venture could start operations as it was "safe and secure."

The plant intends to generate 63,000 MW of nuclear power by 2032.

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