Representational Image | Source: britannica.com
Nuclear power industry grew 40% in the last seven years. Minister of State, Dr Jitendra Singh, said the installed nuclear capacity has grown from 4780 MW to 6780 MW, an increase of over 40%. In separated message, the minister also highlighted the importance of nuclear power industry to attain net Zero Economy for India.
According to Dr Jitendra Singh, who responded to a question in the Lok Sabha today, India is pursuing an indigenous, three-stage nuclear power program to provide the country with long term energy security in a sustainable manner. Additional Light Water Reactors based on foreign cooperation are also being built to supply clean electricity to the country.
As of November 2021, the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant KKNPP 3 & 4 (2x1000MW) project, implemented by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), has achieved a physical progress of 54.96%.
The units of the KKNPP 3 & 4 project are expected to be done by March 2023 & November 2023, respectively. The Fast Reactor Fuel Cycle Facility (FRFCF) project is being implemented by the Nuclear Recycle Board, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Department of Atomic Energy.