NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday said his government is committed to develop nuclear energy as a clean source of electricity.
He was speaking at a rally after laying the foundation stone for the third phase of the 1,600 MW Pragati Power Station that is estimated to cost Rs 4,500 crore.
The government would not hesitate in using nuke energy for developmental purposes.
The prime minister ruled out the possibility of not going ahead with the Indo US nuke deal. He said that the government would not hesitate in using nuke energy for developmental purposes.
The project is scheduled for commissioning before Common Wealth Games 2010.
The Prime Minister said while some sources of energy might be cheap today, the country needs to think for future generations... Our energy needs are bound to grow. We will be failing in the duty to our nation and to posterity, if we do not look ahead and take steps for not just today and tomorrow but for future generations, he said.