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By P. Sudhakar
Talking to The Hindu over telephone, Mr. Agarwal, who attended the co-ordination committee meeting between the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) scientists and the Russian experts, held in Moscow recently, said the meeting also discussed the possibilities of getting some equipments from third countries including Ukraine.
Mr. Agarwal has now moved from the corporate office at Mumbai to Koodankulam in a bid to have effective supervision and full-time concentration over the advancement of the project.
An electrical engineering graduate from the Roorkee University, he joined the Department of Atomic Energy in 1974 as a graduate engineer trainee at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Training School and served as a Design Engineer of the Nuclear Power Station. He was Engineer-in-charge for commissioning of Unit-2 of the Kakrapara Atomic Power Project. He has been associated with the design, construction and commissioning of all PHWR type of nuclear power plants in the country.
Subsequently, Mr. Agarwal was elevated Group Head for Electrical and Safety discipline and was deeply involved in the refurbishment of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit-2.
He played a vital role in the techno-commercial negotiations with the Russians for the construction of the KKNPP after the inter-governmental agreement between India and Russia.
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