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AKRUTI to take roots in Kundankulam

Published: 6th Jun, 2022


The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), through its Advanced Knowledge and Rural Technology Implementation (AKRUTI) programme, is all set to provide techno entrepreneurial skills in villages surrounding the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP).


Advance Knowledge &RUral Technology Implementation (AKRUTI)

  • Implementation – Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE)
  • It is an initiative for using Non-Power Applications (NPAs) and Spinoff technologies in water, agriculture, food processing and waste management under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
  • The use of technology in both rural and urban regions is encouraged under this programme. Under the programme, entrepreneurship is also promoted.
  • Aim – The project primarily aims to develop rural areas by disseminating knowledge, information, and BARC technology deployment in rural areas.


  • The scheme’s principal goal is to promote rural development across the country.
  • The AKRUTI initiative covers water, food processing, agriculture, and waste management in rural areas.
  • The initiative intends to empower villages by deploying various technologies for their use.
  • This programme will result in the rural sector’s long-term expansion across the country.
  • Its goal is to promote entrepreneurship in the rural sector.
  • The application process is relatively straightforward; there are two separate forms for people, women entrepreneurs, MSMEs, and businesses, for example.

About Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) 

  • Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant 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, but faced several delays due to opposition from local fishermen.
  • KKNPP is scheduled to have six VVER-1000 reactors built in collaboration with Atomstroyexport, the Russian state company and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), with an installed capacity of 6,000 MW of electricity.

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