Nuclear power plants of 7 GW capacity under construction in India
Nuclear power plants of approximately 7,000 MW capacity are currently under various phases of construction in the country, according to data shared by Power and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh in parliament.
The plants under construction include Unit 3, 4 and 5 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project of 3,000 MW capacity and a 500 MW capacity Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor in Tamil Nadu. Apart from this, there are two upcoming 1,400 MW capacity nuclear power plants including Kakrapar Atomic Power Plant in Gujarat and the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station. A 700 MW project, Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant, has also been planned on a 560 hectare area situated west of Gorakhpur village in Fatehabad district of Haryana.
India is planning to add around 20,000 MW nuclear power generation capacity over the next decade, K N Vyas, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman, Atomic Energy Regulatory Commission had said in October 2019.