India’s current total installed nuclear power capacity is 6780 MW: Jitendra Singh


India’s current total installed nuclear power capacity is 6780 MW: Jitendra Singh

The present total installed nuclear power capacity in the country is 6780 Mega Watts (MW), said Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of state (Department of Atomic Energy) in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The response was provided by the Union minister to an unstarred question from MP Rajendra Gavit during the Lok Sabha proceedings on Wednesday. Jitendra Singh said, “The present installed nuclear power capacity comprises of 22 reactors with a total capacity of 6780 MW.”

“Of these, one reactor RAPS-1 (100 MW) is under extended shutdown and 21 reactors [including Madras Atomic Power Station-1 (220MW), which is in project mode] with a capacity of 6680 MW are presently operational,” he added.

The union minister was also asked whether the Government has recently formulated any plan for setting up of nuclear power reactors in Maharashtra Read More

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