|Published: August 2017|
New Delhi, August 10. The Government has accorded ‘in principle’ approval of five sites for locating 28 nuclear power reactors with a total capacity of about 32000 MW.
In addition, there are presently nine reactors under construction with a total capacity of 6700 MW. The Government has also recently accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for twelve reactors with a total capacity of 9000 MW.
The details are as follows:
Presently, following nuclear power projects are under various stages of construction:
On completion of the projects presently under construction and accorded financial sanction, the installed nuclear power capacity is expected to reach 10080 MW by 2020 and over 20000 MW by 2031.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on August 10.