Friday 10 August 2012

Nuclear Power Target

The target as projected in Integrated Energy Policy of the country is to reach a nuclear power capacity of 63,000 MW by the year 2032. The current installed capacity of 4780 MW is planned to reach 10,080 MW by 2017 on progressive completion of 7 reactors under construction with an aggregate capacity of 5300 MW. The XII Five Year Plan envisages start of work on nuclear power reactors adding to total an additional capacity of 17400 MW. This additional planned capacity makes it total to 27480 MW by the year 2023-24. Further, more nuclear power reactors based both on indigenous technologies and with foreign technical cooperation are also planned in future to achieve the target.
The above information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office (Shri V. Narayanasamy) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha. 

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