Installed Nuclear Power capacity in India

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  • Government of India has informed the Parliament about the status of the Nuclear Power Plant in India 
  • The present nuclear power capacity of 6780 MW is planned to be increased to 22480 MW by 2031.
  • At present the share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation in the country is about 3.1% in the year 2020-21.
  • Government has given approval to the setting up of six nuclear power reactors of 1650 MW each in technical cooperation with France which would make it the largest nuclear power generating site with a total capacity of 9900 MW at Jaitapur in Maharashtra.
  • At present the Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant in Tamil Nadu being built with the help of Russia is the largest Nuclear Power plant in India with a capacity of 2000MW and further 2000 MW under construction.
  • The first Nuclear Power plant in India was set up in 1969 at Tarapur in Maharashtra .

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