File photo shows demonstrators standing in the waters of the Bay of Bengal as they shout slogans during protest near Kudankulam nuclear power project, in Tamil Nadu

Demonstrators stand in the waters of the Bay of Bengal as they shout slogans during a protest near the Kudankulam nuclear power project, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu in this September 13, 2012 file photo. While much of the world is turning its back on nuclear energy, the villagers of Kudankulam, in a part of India hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, say their government is gambling with their lives by opening one of Asia’s first new nuclear reactors since the 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan. Unable to rely on a coal sector crippled by supply shortages and mired in scandals, India is pushing ahead with constructing nuclear reactors despite global jitters over safety. Hundreds of millions of Indians still live without power and factories suffer frequent blackouts – an embarrassment to India’s aspirations as an emerging economic powerhouse. To match Feature INDIA-NUCLEAR/ REUTERS/Adnan Abidi/Files (INDIA – Tags: POLITICS ENERGY CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS)

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