Indian and French government sign agreement for expediting Jaitapur nuclear power plant

The Indian and French governments have signed an agreement to expedite work on the 9,600 MW Jaitapur nuclear power plant in Maharashtra and commence work on the site by December 2018. The plant is being jointly developed by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and EDF France. However, the entities are yet to agree on the cost per unit and credit aspect of the project. The Indo-French nuclear agreement for the development of the plant was signed in 2008, with six reactors of 1,650 MW each.