Govt proposes to set up more nuclear power plants: Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy Dr Jitendra Singh said the government proposes to set up more nuclear power plants for augmenting production of clean energy.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Dr Singh said, in addition to the eleven reactors (8700 MW) under construction, the government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of ten indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) to be set up in fleet mode.
The government has also accorded in-principle approval for five new sites for setting up nuclear power plants in the future.
Dr Singh said the tariffs of electricity generated by nuclear power are comparable to those of contemporary conventional base load generators like thermal power.
The present installed nuclear power capacity comprises of 22 reactors with a total capacity of 6780 MW.
In addition, one reactor, KAPP-3 (700 MW) has also been connected to the grid.

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