Nuclear Power Plants List in India

India operates nuclear power plants and 22 nuclear reactors across the country, with an installed capacity of approximately 6,780 MW, these reactors play a crucial role in India's energy mix, contributing significantly to the nation's power generation, they are managed and operated by the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI)

Nuclear Power Plants In India

India relies on nuclear power as its fifth-largest electricity-generating source, following coal, gas, wind, and hydroelectricity. Presently, the country boasts 22 operational nuclear reactors, collectively providing about 6,780 MW of installed capacity. Explore the comprehensive list of operational, under-construction, and planned nuclear power plants in India as of 2024.

The Apsara Research Reactor, located in Mumbai, stands as Asia’s inaugural nuclear reactor. India’s indigenous uranium reserves are limited, necessitating reliance on imported uranium to fuel its nuclear power sector. Russia has emerged as a significant supplier of nuclear fuel to India since the 1990s.

Nuclear Power Plants in India List with Capacity

Power PlantLocationOperatorTypeTotal Capacity (MW)
KudankulamTamil NaduNPCILVVER-10002,000
Madras (Kalpakkam)Tamil NaduNPCILIPHWR-220440
NaroraUttar PradeshNPCILIPHWR-220440
List of Nuclear Power Plants

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India under Construction

Name Of Nuclear Power StationLocationOperatorCapacity
Madras (Kalpakkam)Tamil NaduBHAVINI500
Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8RajasthanNPCIL1,400
Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4GujaratNPCIL1,400
Kudankulam Unit 3 and 4Tamil NaduNPCIL2,000
Nuclear Power Plants under Construction List

List of Nuclear Power Reactors Accorded Administrative Approval

Currently, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors in different phases of construction, projected for completion by 2024-25. Additionally, administrative approval and financial sanction were granted by the Government in June 2017 for twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors.

Thus, a total of twenty-one (21) nuclear power reactors, with a combined installed capacity of 15,700 MW, are under development, with an aim for gradual completion by 2031. Here are the details:

StateLocationProjectCapacity (MW)
HaryanaGorakhpurGHAVP 3&42 x 700
RajasthanMahi-BanswaraMahi Banswara 1&22 X 700
 Rajasthan Mahi-BanswaraMahi Banswara 3&42 X 700
KarnatakaKaigaKaiga 5&62 X 700
Madhya PradeshChutkaChutka 1&22 X 700
Tamil NaduKudankulamKKNPP 5&62 X 1000
List of Nuclear Power Reactors

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