Setting Up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors (Important) (Download PDF)

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Government gave administrative approval & financial sanction to establish 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) of 700 MW each in fleet mode. For other sites, Environmental Clearance is in process. Procurement of long manufacturing cycle equipment, human resource planning etc. are initiated.

Map of Setting up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors

Map of Setting up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors

Map of Setting up of Ten Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors

These reactors would be set up in the following locations:

Table contain shows Location/State and projects

Table contain shows Location/State and projects

Location & State


Capacity (MW)

Chutka, Madhya Pradesh

Chutka -1&2

2 X 700

Kaiga, Karnataka

Kaiga – 5&6

2 X 700

Mahi Banswara, Rajasthan

Mahi Banswara – 1&2

2 X 700

Gorakhpur, Haryana

GHAVP – 3&4

2 X 700

Mahi Banswara, Rajasthan

Mahi Banswara – 3&4

2 X 700

Setting up of 10 Indigenous Nuclear Power Reactors:

  • These reactors of indigenous technology are established by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

  • NPCIL is a wholly owned PSU (Public Sector Undertaking) of Indian Government under the administrative control of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Image of big push for nuclear, coal power

Image of Big Push for Nuclear, Coal Power

Image of big push for nuclear, coal power

Project Status

  • Pre-project activities like Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation & Resettlement, Environmental Clearance, etc are in progress.

  • Land is available at Kaiga & Gorakhpur sites. Land acquisition is at advanced stage at Chutka & Mahi Banswara sites.

  • Environmental Clearance is obtained for Chutka 1&2 & GHAVP 3&4 projects.

  • After completion of projects under construction (including 500 MW Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), implemented by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) & projects sanctioned (including these 10 PHWRs), total nuclear power capacity will reach 22480 MW by 2031.

Target of Installing 175 GW of Renewable Energy Capacity by 2022 is Set:

  • Govt. has formed target of installing 40 GW of grid connected rooftop solar capacity in India including Delhi & National Capital Region (NCR) by 2022.

  • According to Delhi Solar Policy, 2016, notified by Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi, target is set for installation of 1 GW of solar power by 2020 & 2 GW of solar power by 2025 in Delhi.

  • Govt. has set target of installing 100 GW of solar capacity by 2022 in India.

  • Target of installing 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2022 is set. This includes 100 GW from solar, 60 GW from wind, 10 GW from bio-power & 5 GW from small hydro-power.

  • In 2014, Ministry of Urban Development had requested all States & UTs, to issue required directives to all State Govt. Departments for using rooftop of buildings under their control for solar power production on mandatory basis.

  • It was told to issue directives to local bodies under their jurisdiction to incorporate similar provision in their building bye-laws so that installation of Roof Top Systems (RTS) on rooftops of all types of buildings in their jurisdiction may become mandatory.

  • Ministry of Urban Development issued Model Building Bye-Laws, 2016, in which suitable provisions for installation of RTS on buildings are incorporated.

  • 4 States/UTs viz. Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh & Chhattisgarh have already issued mandatory notifications for installation of RTS in various categories of buildings.

  • Capacity Utilization Factor (CUF) of solar power projects is less than thermal, hydro, nuclear, wind & bio-mass power projects.

  • Govt. has launched various schemes for promotion & development of renewable energy including solar energy in India from time to time.

  • Govt. is promoting development of solar energy in India by offering fiscal & promotional incentives like accelerated depreciation, waiver of Inter State Transmission System (ISTS) charges & losses, financing solar rooftop systems as part of home loan, & permitting Foreign Direct Investment up to 100 % under automatic route.

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL):

  • Chairman and Managing Director – Satish Kumar Sharma

  • Registered Office – Mumbai

- Published/Last Modified on: September 27, 2018

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