New Atomic Power Plants

  • In recent years, the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for the construction of new nuclear power reactors

The details of these projects are given below:

Indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs)
Madhya PradeshChutka
RajasthanMahi Banswara
RajasthanMahi Banswara
Light Water Reactors (LWRs) to be set up in cooperation with Russian Federation
Tamil NaduKudankulam
  • Presently, two public sector companies of the Department of Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) are involved in nuclear power generation.
  • There is no proposal under consideration at present to permit the non-Government sector in the area of nuclear power generation.
  • However, the private sector participates in the nuclear power sector by providing core reactor components, equipment, materials etc.

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