At present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction, targeted for completion by 2024-25. In addition, twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval by the Government in June 2017. Thus, twenty one (21) nuclear power reactors, with an installed capacity of 15700 MW are under implementation, envisaged for progressive completion by the year 2031. The details are as follows:
1. Nuclear Power Reactors under Construction:
|Gujarat||Kakrapar||Unit 3&4||2 x 700|
|Rajasthan||Rawatbhata||Unit 7&8||2 X 700|
|Kudankulam||Unit 3&4||2 X 1000|
|Haryana||Gorakhpur||Unit 1&2||2 x 700|
Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a PSU under Department of Atomic Energy, is currently constructing a 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu.
2. Nuclear Power Reactors accorded administrative approval and financial sanction:
|Haryana||Gorakhpur||Unit 3&4||2 x 700|
|Unit 1&2||2 X 700|
|Rajasthan||Mahi-Banswara||Unit 3&4||2 X 700|
|Karnataka||Kaiga||Unit 5&6||2 X 700|
|Madhya Pradesh||Chutka||Unit 1&2||2 X 700|
|Tamil Nadu||Kudankulam||Unit 5&6||2 X 1000|
3. Sites accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval:
In addition, five sites, as given below, have been accorded ‘in principle’ approval by the Government for setting up more reactors in future.
In Cooperation with
|Maharashtra||Jaitapur||6 X 1650||France|
|Andhra Pradesh||Kovvada||6 X 1208|
|Gujarat||ChhayaMithiVirdi||6 X 1000||United States of America|
|West Bengal||Haripur||6 X 1000||Russian Federation|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhimpur||4 X 700||Indigenous PHWR|
Discussions on finalization of project proposals in respect of setting up large size Light Water Reactors in collaboration with France at Jaitapur site in Maharashtra and USA at Kovvada site in Andhra Pradesh are underway.