17 Oct

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India

Power development in India commenced at the end of the 19th century with the commissioning of electricity supply in Darjeeling during 1897. Nuclear power is one of the largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydro-electric and renewable sources of electricity. India’s and Asia’s first nuclear reactor was the Apsara research reactor. The domestic uranium reserve in India is small and is dependent on uranium imports to fuel its nuclear power industry. Hence, from 1990s, Russia has been a major supplier of nuclear fuel to India. Here, we are giving a list of Nuclear Power Plants in India for concretising the reading of GK.

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)
Total capacity (MW): 1,400

2. Rawatbhata
Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
Location: Rajasthan
Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)
Total capacity (MW): 1,180

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

5. Kakrapar
Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
Location: Gujarat
Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)
Total capacity (MW): 440

6. Kalpakkam
Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
Location: Tamil Nadu
Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)
Total capacity (MW): 440

7. Narora
Operator: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
Location: Uttar Pradesh
Type: Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR)
Total capacity (MW): 440

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