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The government has approved a Rs. 70,000-crore quantum leap in India’s nuclear energy generation capacity and a new transparent policy for fuel supply to thermal power plants that reflects the country’s swift progress from scarcity to sufficiency of domestic coal.

Image of Nuclear Power Plants

Image of Nuclear Power Plants

Image of Nuclear Power Plants

Highlights:

  • Seeking to give a fresh impetus to India’s domestic nuclear power production.
  • The Union Cabinet cleared a proposal to build 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors
  • The addition of 7,000 MW is more than the combined present installed capacity of 6,780 MW
  • The new reactors are of significantly higher capacities compared to the PHWRs currently under operation.
  • The plants will be set up by Nuclear Power Corporation of India on its own and in joint ventures with other state-run companies like NTPC.
  • The standard PHWR being used in India is of 220 MWe though two 540 MWe reactors were installed in Tarapur in 2005 and 2006.
The 10 reactors would be built Image

The 10 Reactors Would be Built Image

The 10 reactors would be built Image

Nuclear Power Station in India Map

Nuclear Power Station in India Map

Nuclear Power Station in India Map

Industry Cheers Move:

  • Leading companies involved in the sector cheered the move.
  • The government will further enable Indian industry to mature to global standards and in the process.
  • Develop and nurture Indian skill and talent in the nuclear sector.
  • Kaustubh Shukla, Chief Operating Officer, Industrial Products Group, Godrej & Boyce,
  • The Nuclear Power Corp had the technology and ability to build indigenous reactors.
  • We are confident that the new indigenously developed nuclear power plants will go a long way in reducing.
  • The perennial energy deficit that the country has been living with.
  • We feel this initiative will bring about a renewed vigour in the country’s power generation sector.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 21, 2017

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