There will be more than 33000 direct and indirect jobs which will be created after the recent approval of the Union Cabinet to construct ten home built Nuclear Reactors. Once completed the ten nuclear reactors will produce an additional power of 700 Mw each and will give much needed reinforcement to the domestic nuclear industry of India.
The 10 reactors would be built in Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. This project would be one of the flagship models of the Make in India Scheme idealized by the Bhartiya Janta Party government. With nearly 75,000 crore rupees to be invested this would lead to the creation of nearly 33000 direct and indirect jobs in the nuclear and allied sectors.
This industry needs Engineers, Technicians, Reactor Operators, Instrumentation and Control Technicians, Mechanical Technicians among others. Therefore the creation of these ten Nuclear Reactors will result in the creation of jobs for fresh engineering, arts, commerce and other graduates in the coming years.
It is also assured that this will help in adding 7,000 Mw capacity which will help in producing clean energy. The current situation is a little different though as India has an installed nuclear capacity of 6,780 Mw from 22 operational nuclear plants. Till 2021-22 another 6,700 Mw nuclear power is to be added when the currently ongoing projects in Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan & Gujarat are completed.
This decision is expected to boost the use of clean power instead of the exhaustive use of coal and petroleum. This is a part of the low carbon growth strategy of the mission which will reduce the burden on the shoulders of the non-renewable sources of energy.
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