New Nuclear Power Plants for India – West Bengal’s Haripur Sites accorded ‘in principle’ approval for setting up more reactors in future

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New Nuclear Power Plants 

At present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction. Twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval and financial sanction by the Government in June 2017. Currently, pre-project activities are in progress on these projects. In addition, the Government has also accorded ‘in principle’ approval of sites for setting up nuclear power reactors in future. The details are as follows:

Nuclear Power Reactors under Construction:

State Location Project Capacity

(MW)

Gujarat Kakrapar KAPP 3&4 2 x 700
Rajasthan Rawatbhata RAPP 7&8 2 X 700
Tamil Nadu Kudankulam KKNPP 3&4   2 X 1000
Kalpakkam PFBR& 500&
Haryana Gorakhpur GHAVP 1&2$ 2 x 700

             & Project being implemented by BHAVINI        $ Excavation commenced

Nuclear Power Reactors accorded administrative approval and financial sanction:

State Location Project Capacity

(MW)

Haryana Gorakhpur GHAVP 3&4 2 x 700
Rajasthan Mahi-Banswara Mahi Banswara 1&2 2 X 700
Mahi Banswara 3&4 2 X 700
Karnataka Kaiga Kaiga 5&6 2 X 700
Madhya Pradesh Chutka Chutka 1&2 2 X 700
Tamil Nadu Kudankulam KKNPP 5&6 2 X 1000

 

Sites accorded ‘in principle’ approval for setting up more reactors in future:

State Site Capacity (MW) In Cooperation with
Maharashtra Jaitapur 6 X 1650 France
Andhra Pradesh Kovvada 6 X 1208 United States of

America

Gujarat Chhaya Mithi Virdi 6 X 1000*
West Bengal Haripur 6 X 1000* Russian Federation
Madhya Pradesh Bhimpur 4 X 700 Indigenous PHWR

*Nominal Capacity

The names of the countries with whom negotiations have been held for the supply of fuel for the Atomic Power Plants are Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada, Uzbekistan, France and Australia.

The reactors under construction and accorded administrative approval and financial sanction are expected to be completed progressively by 2031. In respect of reactors to be set up in future at sites accorded ‘in principle’ approval, the completion would depend on their respective start dates.

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 written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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