List of Important Nuclear Power Plants in India

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Nuclear Power Plants

Nuclear Power is very important for each country nowadays. Almost each country is using nuclear power for generating electricity and also in defence sector for creating nuclear weapons.

Nuclear power is the 5th-largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power.

As of November 2020, India has 23 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, with a total installed capacity of 7,480 MW.

Nuclear power produced a total of 43 TWh in 2020-21, contributing 3.11% of total power generation in India (1,382 TWh). 10 more reactors are under construction with a combined generation capacity of 8,000 MW.

India’s and Asia’s first nuclear reactor was the Apsara research reactor at Mumbai.

The domestic uranium reserve in India is small and the country is dependent on uranium imports from other countries to provide fuel to its nuclear power industry.

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Here we compiled the list of nuclear power plants in India. You can download pdf file of this article.

List of Operational Nuclear Power Plants in India

Power stationOperatorStateTypeTotal capacity (MW)
TarapurNPCILMaharashtraBWR PHWR1400
KudankulamNPCILTamil NaduVVER-10002000
KalpakkamNPCILTamil NaduPHWR440
NaroraNPCILUttar PradeshPHWR440

List of Nuclear Power Plant Projects Under Construction

Power stationOperatorStateTypeTotal capacity (MW)
Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8NPCILRajasthanPHWR1400
Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4NPCILGujaratPHWR1400
Madras (Kalpakkam)BhaviniTamil NaduPFBR500
KudankulamNPCILTamil NaduVVER-10002000

List of Planned Nuclear Projects

Power stationStateTotal capacity (MW)
KovvadaAndhra Pradesh6600
BhimpurMadhya Pradesh2800
Mahi BanswaraRajasthan1400
ChutkaMadhya Pradesh1200
MadrasTamil Nadu300
KudankulamTamil Nadu2800
HaripurWest Bengal4000
Mithi Virdi (Viradi)Gujarat6000