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List of Nuclear Power Stations in India 

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  • Nuclear power is the fifth-largest source of electricity in India after coal, gas, hydroelectricity and wind power. As of 2016, India has 22 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, having a total installed capacity of 6,780 MW .
  • Tarapur Atomic Power Plant-1 (TAPS-1) was the first Nuclear power plant in India. This plant is situated in Boisar, Maharastra since Oct-1969. At present, India has 22 operating reactors in 7 nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of 6780 MWe.
  • 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. Since the 1990s, Russia has been a major supplier of nuclear fuel to India. Read this full article to know the list of Nuclear Power Plants in India.

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

1. Tarapur

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Maharashtra

Type: Boiling water reactor (BWR) & Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

2. Rawatbhata

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Rajasthan

Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

3. Kudankulam

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Tamil Nadu

Type: Water-Water Energetic Reactor (VVER)-1000

Total capacity (MW): 2,000

4. Kaiga

Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

Location: Karnataka

Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)

Total capacity (MW): 880

 

Power stationOperatorStateTypeTotal capacity (MW)
TarapurNPCILMaharashtraBWR
PHWR
1400
RawatbhataNPCILRajasthanPHWR1180
KudankulamNPCILTamil NaduVVER-10002000
KaigaNPCILKarnatakaPHWR880
KakraparNPCILGujaratPHWR440
KalpakkamNPCILTamil NaduPHWR440
NaroraNPCILUttar PradeshPHWR440
Total6780

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Nuclear Power Plant projects under construction are

Power stationOperatorStateTypeTotal capacity (MW)
Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8NPCILRajasthanPHWR1400
Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4NPCILGujaratPHWR1400
Madras (Kalpakkam)BhaviniTamil NaduPFBR500
KudankulamNPCILTamil NaduVVER-10002000
Total5300

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The planned projects are 

Power stationStateTotal capacity (MW)
JaitapurMaharashtra9900
KovvadaAndhra Pradesh6600
Mithi Virdi (Viradi)Gujarat6000
HaripurWest Bengal4000
KudankulamTamil Nadu2800
GorakhpurHaryana2800
BhimpurMadhya Pradesh2800
Mahi BanswaraRajasthan1400
KaigaKarnataka1400
ChutkaMadhya Pradesh1200
MadrasTamil Nadu300

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