NEW ATOMIC POWER PLANTS

During the last three years and the current year, the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of twelve (12) nuclear power reactors – ten (10) indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) to be set up in fleet mode & two (02) units of Light Water Reactors (LWRs) to be set up in cooperation with Russian Federation to enhance nuclear power capacity in the country.

The details of these projects are given below:

State Location
PHWRs to be set up in fleet mode
Madhya Pradesh Chutka
Karnataka Kaiga
Rajasthan Mahi Banswara
Haryana Gorakhpur
Rajasthan Mahi Banswara
LWRs to be set up in cooperation with Russian Federation
Tamil Nadu Kudankulam

Presently, two public sector companies of the Department of Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and BharatiyaNabhikiyaVidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) are involved in nuclear power generation.

There is no proposal under consideration at present to permit non-Government sector in the area of nuclear power generation. However, the private sector participates in the nuclear power sector by providing core reactor components, equipment, materials and services in areas that include construction, fabrication & erection of equipment, piping, electrical, instrumentation, consultancy, auxiliary and logistical services.

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