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Department of Atomic Energy

New Nuclear Power Plants

Posted On: 25 JUL 2018 4:44PM by PIB Delhi

At present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction. Twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval and financial sanction by the Government in June 2017. Currently, pre-project activities are in progress on these projects. In addition, the Government has also accorded ‘in principle’ approval of sites for setting up nuclear power reactors in future. The details are as follows:

 

Nuclear Power Reactors under Construction:

State

Location

Project

Capacity

(MW)

Gujarat

Kakrapar

KAPP 3&4

2 x 700

Rajasthan

Rawatbhata

RAPP 7&8

2 X 700

Tamil Nadu

Kudankulam

KKNPP 3&4

  2 X 1000

Kalpakkam

PFBR&

500&

Haryana

Gorakhpur

GHAVP 1&2$

2 x 700

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Nuclear Power Reactors accorded administrative approval and financial sanction:

State

Location

Project

Capacity

(MW)

Haryana

Gorakhpur

GHAVP 3&4

2 x 700

Rajasthan

Mahi-Banswara

Mahi Banswara 1&2

2 X 700

Mahi Banswara 3&4

2 X 700

Karnataka

Kaiga

Kaiga 5&6

2 X 700

Madhya Pradesh

Chutka

Chutka 1&2

2 X 700

Tamil Nadu

Kudankulam

KKNPP 5&6

2 X 1000

 

Sites accorded ‘in principle’ approval for setting up more reactors in future:

State

Site

Capacity (MW)

In Cooperation with

Maharashtra

Jaitapur

6 X 1650

France

Andhra Pradesh

Kovvada

6 X 1208

United States of

America

Gujarat

Chhaya Mithi Virdi

6 X 1000*

West Bengal

Haripur

6 X 1000*

Russian Federation

Madhya Pradesh

Bhimpur

4 X 700

Indigenous PHWR

*Nominal Capacity

 

The names of the countries with whom negotiations have been held for the supply of fuel for the Atomic Power Plants are Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Uzbekistan, France and Australia.

 

The reactors under construction and accorded administrative approval and financial sanction are expected to be completed progressively by 2031. In respect of reactors to be set up in future at sites accorded ‘in principle’ approval, the completion would depend on their respective start dates.

 

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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