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List of Nuclear Power Plants in India 2022

Nuclear Power Plants in India

A Nuclear Power Plant or NPP is a thermal power station in which the heat source is a nuclear reactor. In these stations, heat is used to generate steam that drives a steam turbine connected to a generator that produces electricity. At per IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) reports, there are 439 nuclear power reactors in operation in 32 countries around the world. In this article, you will get a list of Operational Nuclear Power Plants in India in 2022, along with Under Construction Nuclear Power Plants in India, and Upcoming Nuclear Power Plants in India.

Nuclear Power Station

Nuclear Power Station is a generating station which converts nuclear energy into electrical energy. A generation station which converts nuclear energy into electrical energy is a Nuclear Power Station. In Nuclear Power Station, there are four stages. These four stages are:-

  • Nuclear Reactor
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Turbine
  • Generator

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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. India has the Asia’s first nuclear reactor is the Apsara Research Reactor situated in Mumbai. Currently,  India has 22 operational nuclear reactors with an installed capacity of about 6,780 MW, out of which, 18 reactors are Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) and 4 are Light Water Reactors (LWRs).

List of Operational Nuclear Power Plants in India

There are total 7 Nuclear Power Plants in India which are functional. Go through the complete list of Nuclear Power Plants in India.

Nuclear Power Plants in India – Operational
Name Of Nuclear Power Station Location Operator Capacity
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station – 1993 Gujarat NPCIL 440
(Kalpakkam) Madras Atomic Power Station – 1984 Tamil Nadu NPCIL 440
Narora Atomic Power Station- 1991 Uttar Pradesh NPCIL 440
Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant -2000 Karnataka NPCIL 880
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station – 1973 Rajasthan NPCIL 1,180
Tarapur Atomic Power Station – 1969 Maharashtra NPCIL 1,400
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant – 2013 Tamil Nadu NPCIL 2,000

List of Nuclear Power Plants Under Construction

The table highlights the list of Nuclear Power Stations in India that are under constructions along with the capacity and operator.

Nuclear Power Plants in India – Under Construction
Name Of Nuclear Power Station Location Operator Capacity
Madras (Kalpakkam) Tamil Nadu BHAVINI 500
Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8 Rajasthan NPCIL 1,400
Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4 Gujarat NPCIL 1,400
Kudankulam Unit 3 and 4 Tamil Nadu NPCIL 2,000

Upcoming Nuclear Power Plants in India

Below is the list of Upcoming Nuclear Power Plant in India. These Nuclear Power Plants are planned to be constructed in near future.

Nuclear Power Plants in India – Planned (Future projects)
Name Of Nuclear Power Station Location Capacity
Tarapur Maharashtra 300
Madras Tamil Nadu 1,200
Kaiga Karnataka 1,400
Chutka Madhya Pradesh 1,400
Gorakhpur Haryana 2,800
Bhimpur Madhya Pradesh 2,800
Mahi Banswara Rajasthan 2,800
Haripur West Bengal 4,000
Mithi Virdi (Viradi) Gujarat 6,000
Kovvada Andhra Pradesh 6,600
Jaitapur Maharashtra 9,900

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Nuclear Power Plants in India: FAQ

Q1. Where is the largest Nuclear Power Plant in India?

Ans. Largest Nuclear Power Plant in India is Kudankulam in the Tirunelveli district of the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Q2. When was the first Nuclear Power Plant in India set up?

Ans. The first Nuclear Power Plant in India was set up on 28 October, 1969 which is Tarapur Atomic Power Station or TAPS.

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