India ranks 12th in terms of power generation from nuclear source [ Current Affairs ]

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About nuclear power: Nuclear power is used to release nuclear energy and for that it uses nuclear reactors and then it can generate electricity. The IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) announce a report in 2013 that there are 437 operational nuclear power reactors in 31 countries.

  1. The International Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA ) is an international organization. It seeks to encourage the nonviolent use of nuclear energy, and to prevent its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
  2. In recent, India has been placed at 12th position amongst the 31 countries in the world in terms of power (electricity) generation from nuclear source.
  3. The data of India’s rank on power generation was published by the Power Reactor Information System (PRIS) of IAEA. Still, country-wise measuring, India was placed at 6th position in terms of number of reactors.
  4. Nuclear power capacity of India is around 5780 MW. India is expecting to increase this capacity near about 10080 MW on progressive completion of projects under construction and commissioning till 2019.

Current projects on nuclear power are

  1. Gorakhpur Haryana (Fatehabad district) Units I and II with capacity of 700 MW for each and Mithi Virdi Bhavnagar Units III and IV with capacity of 1250 MW for each are expected to be launched by end of 2015.
  2. In Tamil Nadu, Kalpakkam Units II and III Fast Breeder Reactor (FBR) of 500 MW capacities is in the stage of commissioning.
  3. India has signed nuclear agreements with number of countries including US, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia, France, Australia, Namibia, Mongolia, South Korea, Argentina, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka

- Published on: July 27, 2015