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The project's formal genesis was in an agreement between India (represented by Rajiv Gandhi) and the then Soviet Union (Mikhail Gorbachev) in November 1988. However, with the break up of the Soviet state in the next few years, it stuttered through many problems before construction began in 1997.

Only to run into protests by locals, especially this year. Where in Tamil Nadu, and what?

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