Nuclear Power Plants In India

Nuclear Power Plants in India

List of Nuclear Power Plants In India: The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) established with Presidential Order on August 3, 1954, is the head of the department in the development of nuclear power technology, applications of radiation technologies in India

Nuclear Power is the 5th largest source of electricity after our conventional electrical production from Coal, Gas, Hydroelectricity, and wind power. Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions to generate a huge amount of heat which mostly used in steam turbines for the production of electricity in nuclear power generation. Nuclear fission of Uranium and Plutonium is used for producing Nuclear power. The total capacity of Nuclear Power in India as of March 2018 is 6,780, MegaWatt with 22 Nuclear reactors in 7 Nuclear Power plants across India

Presently Operational Nuclear Power Plants in India with Capacity

Power StationStateCapacity 
KaigaKarnataka880 MW
KudankulamTamil Nadu2000 MW
KakraparGujarat440 MW
KalpakkamTamil Nadu440 MW
NaroraUttar Pradesh440 MW
RajasthanRajasthan1180 MW
TarapurMaharashtra1400 MW
Total6,780 MW

Note: Largest Nuclear power plant in India is Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu with a total capacity of 2000MW

Nuclear Power plant in Tamil Nadu: Kudankulam and Kalpakkam

Nuclear Power plant in Maharashtra: Tarapur

Nuclear Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh: Narora

Nuclear Power Plant in Karnataka: Kaiga

Nuclear Power Plant in Rajasthan: Rajasthan

Nuclear Power Plant in Gujarat: Kakrapar

Nuclear Power Plants in India Under Construction

Power StationStateCapacityExpected in Operation
KalpakkamTamil Nadu500 MW2020
Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4Gujarat1400 MW2022
GorakhpurHaryana1400 MW2025
Kudankulam Unit 3 and 4Tamil Nadu2000 MW2025
Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8Rajasthan1400 MW2022
Total6700  MW

Planned Nuclear Power Plants in India

Power StationStateCapacity
TarapurMaharashtra300 MW
JaitapurMaharashtra9,900 MW
KovvadaAndhra Pradesh6,600 MW
KavaliAndhra Pradesh6000 MW
GorakhpurHaryana1400 MW
BhimpurMadhya Pradesh2800 MW
Mahi BanswaraRajasthan2800 MW
KaigaKarnataka1400 MW
ChutkaMadhya Pradesh1400 MW
Kudankulam Unit 5 and 6Tamil Nadu2000 MW
MadrasTamil Nadu1200 MW
Total41,800 MW


Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir): Nuclear Research Laboratory(BARC)

Gulmarg (Jammu and Kashmir): High Altitude Research Laboratory (BARC)

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology INDUS -1&2

Rawtbhatta (Rajasthan)
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station 1-6 (NPCIL)

Rajasthan Atomic Power Project 7&8 (NPCIL)
Heavy Water Plant- Kota (HWB), RAPPCOF-Kota (BRIT)

Mount Abu (Rajasthan): Gurushikher Observatory for Astrophysical Sciences (BARC)

Gandhinagar (Gujarat): Institute for Plasma Research

Baroda (Gujarat): Heavy Water Plant (HWB)

Karkrapar (Gujarat)
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station 1,2 (NPCIL)

Kakrapar Atomic Power Project 3,4 (NPCIL)

Hazira (Gujarat): Heavy Water Plant (HWB)

Tarapur (Maharashtra)
Tarapur Atomic Power Station 1-4 (NPCIL)
Power Reactor Fuel
Reprocessing Plant (BARC)
Advanced Fuel Fabrication Facility(BARC)
General Services Organisation

Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (HQ)

Indian Rare Earths Ltd (HQ)
Heavy Water Board (HQ)
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre
Radiation Medicine Centre (BARC)

Nasik (Maharashtra): Krushak (BARC)

Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Board of Radiation & Isotope Technology (HQ)
Radio-pharmaceutical Laboratories (BRIT)
Radiation Processing Plant (BRIT)
Labelled Compounds Laboratory (BRIT)
Radiation Equipment Production Facility (BRIT)
Beryllium Plant (BARC)
Electron Beam Centre (BARC)

Thal (Maharashtra): Heavy Water Plant (HWB)

Mysore (Karnataka): Rare Materials Project (BARC)

Bengaluru (Karnataka): Radio-pharmaceutical Laboratories (BRIT)

Gauribidanur (Karnataka): Seismic Station (BARC)

Kaiga (Karnataka): Kaiga Generating Station 1-4 (NPCIL)

Chavara (Kerala): Minerals Separation Plant (IRE)

Udyomandal (Alwaye) (Kerala): Rare Earths Plant (IRE)

Kollam (Kerala): Low Radiation Research Laboratory (BARC)

Manavalakuruchi (Tamil Nadu): Minerals Separation Plant (IRE)

Palayakayal (Tamil Nadu): New Zirconium Sponge Plant (NFC)

Kundakulam (Tamil Nadu): Kudankulam Atomic Power Project (NPCIL)

Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu): Heavy Water Plant (HWB)

Kalpakkam (Tamil Nadu) 
Madras Atomic Power Station (NPCIL)
Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd.(HQ)
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
PFBR Project (IGCAR)
Nuclear Desalination Demonstration Plant (BARC)
Kalpakkam Fuel Reprocessing Plant (BARC)
General Services Organisation

Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Hyderabad (Telangana)
Electronics Corporation of India Ltd.(HQ)
Nuclear Fuel Complex (HQ)
Jonaki Laboratory (BRIT)
Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (BARC)
Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration & Research (HQ)

Manuguru (Telangana): Heavy Water Plant (HWB)

Chhatrapur (Orissa): Orissa Sand Complex Thorium Plant

Bhubaneswar (Orissa)
Institute of Physics

National Institute of Science Education and Research

Talcher (Orissa): Heavy Water Plant D2EHPA Plant

Dibrugarh (Assam): Radio-Immunoassay Centre (BRIT)

Kolkata (West Bengal)
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
Regional Radiation Medicine Centre (VECC)
Radio-pharmaceutical Laboratory (BRIT)
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics

Jaduguda, Bhatin (Jharkhand)
Uranium Corporation of India Limited (HQ)

Uranium Mill & Mine (UCIL)

Narwapahar (Jharkhand): Uranium Mine (UCIL)

Banduhurang (Jharkhand): Uranium Mine (UCIL)

Turamdih (Jharkhand): Uranium Mill & Mine (UCIL)

Mohuldih(Jharkhand): Uranium Mine (UCIL)

Bagjata (Jharkhand): Uranium Mine (UCIL)

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh): Harish-Chandra Research Institute

Narora (Uttar Pradesh): Narora Atomic Power Station

Kasan (Delhi): Seismic Array Station BARC

Delhi: Radio-pharmaceutical Laboratories (BRIT)

Bahadurgarh (Haryana): Global Centre for Nuclear Energy Partnership

Tummalapalle (Andhra Pradesh): Uranium Mill & Mine (UCIL)

BRNS: Board of Research in Nuclear Sciences
HBNI: Homi Bhabha National Institute
NBHM: National Board for Higher Mathematics
SSSF: Solid Storage Surveillance Facility
WIP: Waste Immobilisation Plant
AEES: Atomic Energy Education Society
ACTREC: Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research Education in Cancer
TIFR: Tata institute of fundamental research
TMC: Tata Memorial Centre
DCS&EM: Directorate of Construction, Services & Estate Management
DPS: Directorate of Purchase & Stores

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Source: DAE


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