List of Nuclear Power Plants in India 2022

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India 2022: Nuclear Power is the fifth-largest source of generating electricity in India after coal, gas, wind power, and hydroelectricity. At present, India has 22 operational nuclear reactors with an installed capacity of about 6,780 MW. Check the complete list of Operational Nuclear Power Plants in India in 2022, along with Under Construction Nuclear Power Plants in India, and Planned Nuclear Power Plants in India.
Updated: Jan 3, 2022 14:07 IST
List of Nuclear Power Plants in India 2021
List of Nuclear Power Plants in India 2021

List of Nuclear Power Plants in India 2022: Nuclear Power is the fifth-largest source of generating electricity in India after coal, gas, wind power, and hydroelectricity. At present, India has 22 operational nuclear reactors with an installed capacity of about 6,780 MW. The nuclear energy programme in India was launched around the time of independence under the leadership of Homi J. Bhabha.

Asia's first nuclear reactor is the Apsara Research Reactor situated in Mumbai. The domestic uranium reserve in India is small and the country is dependent on uranium imports from other countries to provide fuel to its nuclear power industry. Since the 1990s, Russia has been a major supplier of nuclear fuel to India.

Background

The Government of India is committed to increasing its nuclear power capacity as part of its infrastructure development programme. For this, the Centre has set several ambitious targets in the coming years. 

India is outside the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty due to its weapons programme and was largely excluded from trade in nuclear plants and materials for a period of 34 years, which impacted its development of civil nuclear energy until 2009.

Moreover, since 2010, an incompatibility between India’s civil liability law and international conventions has limited the provision of foreign technology in nuclear research. India was granted access to civilian nuclear technology and fuel from other countries after a waiver was granted by the 48-nation Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG) on 6 September 2008.

This article will provide you with a list of Operational Nuclear Power Plants in India in 2022, along with Under Construction Nuclear Power Plants in India, and Planned Nuclear Power Plants in India. 

Nuclear Power Plants in India 2022- Operational

Power Plant Location Operator Type  Total Capacity (MW)
Kaiga Karnataka NPCIL IPHWR-220 880
Kakrapar Gujarat NPCIL

IPHWR-220

IPHWR-700

1,140
Kudankulam Tamil Nadu NPCIL VVER-1000 2,000
Madras (Kalpakkam) Tamil Nadu NPCIL IPHWR-220 440
Narora Uttar Pradesh NPCIL IPHWR-220 440
Rajasthan Rajasthan NPCIL

CANDU

IPHWR-220

1,180
Tarapur Maharashtra NPCIL

BWR

IPHWR-520

1,400
Total 7,480

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Nuclear Power Plants in India 2022- Under Construction

Power Plant Location Operator Type  Total Capacity (MW)
Chennai (Kalpakkam) Tamil Nadu BHAVINI PFBR 500
Kakrapar Unit 4 Gujarat NPCIL

IPHWR-700

700
Gorakhpur Haryana NPCIL

IPHWR-700

1,400
Rajasthan Unit 7 & 8 Rajasthan NPCIL

IPHWR-700

1,400
Kudankulam Unit 3,4,5 & 6 Tamil Nadu NPCIL

VVER-1000

4,000
Total 8,000

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Nuclear Power Plants in India 2022- Planned Projects

Power Plant Location Operator Type  Total Capacity (MW)
Kaiga Karnataka NPCIL IPHWR-700 1,400
Jaitapur Maharashtra NPCIL EPR 9,900
Kovvada Andhra Pradesh NPCIL AP1000 6,600
Kavali Andhra Pradesh NPCIL VVER 6000
Gorakhpur Haryana NPCIL IPHWR-700 2,800
Mahi Banswara Rajasthan NPCIL IPHWR-700 2,800
Chutka Madhya Pradesh NPCIL IPHWR-700 1,400
Chennai Tamil Nadu BHAVINI FBR 1,200
Tarapur Maharashtra   AHWR 300
Total 32,400

Post atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945, R.S. Krishnan, a nuclear physicist noted, "If the tremendous energy released from atomic explosions is made available to drive machinery, etc., it will bring about an industrial revolution of a far-reaching character." 

We sincerely hope that the aforementioned list will prove to be helpful for the aspirants of various competitive and government examinations. 

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FAQ

Which Nuclear Power Plant in India has the highest capacity?

Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant in Tamil Nadu is the highest capacity nuclear plant in India with an installed capacity of 2000 MW.

Which is Asia's first Nuclear Reactor?

Apsara Research Reactor in Mumbai is Asia's first Nuclear Reactor.

Where is Narora Nuclear Power Plant situated?

Narora Nuclear Power Plant is situated in Uttar Pradesh.

How many operational Nuclear Power Plants are there in India?

At present, India has 22 operating nuclear reactors in 7 nuclear power plants with an installed capacity of 6,780 MW. 

Name Asia's first Nuclear Reactor?

Asia's first nuclear reactor is the Apsara Research Reactor situated in Mumbai.

Which is the first Nuclear Power Plant in India?

Tarapur Atomic Power Plant-1 (TAPS-1) is the first Nuclear power plant in India. It is operational since October 1969 and is situated in Boisar, Maharastra.
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