Nuclear Power Generation in India

 In India, though a power starved country, nuclear power generation is being resisted. Currently, nuclear power forms a distant 4th in terms of generation, after thermal, hydro-electric and renewable sources like solar and wind power. Though India started ambitiously in 2010 and announced 63000 MW, it has withered away its chances after Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

Many nuclear projects are facing hurdles -Jaitapur and Haripur with state government refusing permission and public interest litigation in courts.

Despite all these opposition, the nuclear power generation are making slow progress. Despite severe protests Kudankulam Nuclear power plant has gone operational in 2014. India is also making progress in field of thorium-based fuels. It is working to design and develop a prototype for an atomic reactor using thorium and low-enriched uranium, a key part of India’s three stage nuclear power programme.

Here is a list of projects that are in implementation/operation in India

Project Location State Type Capacity Project Cost (In INR Crores)
Kakrapar-Atomic Power Project (Unit 1 & 2) Kakrapar Gujarat PHWR 2×700 (1400) 11,459
Rawatbhata Atomic Power Project (Unit 1&2) Rawabhata Rajasthan PHWR 2×700 (1400) 12,320
Gorakhpur Haryana Atomic Power Project (Unit 1 &2) Gorakhpur Haryana PHWR 2×700 (1400) 20,594
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (Unit 3 & 4) Kudankulam Tamil Nadu LWR 2×1000 39,849
Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor Project Kalpakkam Tamil Nadu FBR 1×500 5,677
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (Unit 5 &6) Kudankulam Tamil Nadu LWR 2×1000 49,621
Chutka Atomic Power Project (Unit 1 &2) Chutka Madhya Pradesh PHWR 2×700 (1400) 105,000
Kaiga Atomic Power Project (Unit 5 &6) Kaiga Karnataka PHWR 2×700 (1400) 105,000
Mahi Banswara Atomic Power Project (Unit 1 &2) Mahi Banswara Rajasthan PHWR 2×700 (1400) 105,000
Gorakhpur Haryana Atomic Power Project (Unit 3 &4) Gorakhpur Haryana PHWR 2×700 (1400) 105,000
Mahi Banswara Atomic Power Project (Unit 3&4) Mahi Banswara Rajasthan PHWR 2×700 (1400) 105,000
Source : Ibis Research

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