New Delhi, February 07, 2024.

The Government today informed that the present installed nuclear power capacity is set to increase from 7480 MW to 22800 MW by 2031-32.

In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the Government is taking policy measures to generate electricity through atomic energy as well as the other sources of energy in order to promote these sources of energy.

Dr Jitendra Singh said, to increase the share of nuclear power in total electricity generation in the       country, the Government has taken the following steps like it accorded administrative approval and financial sanction to set up ten (10) indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) in fleet mode, Creation of Indian Nuclear Insurance Pool (INIP) for implementation of Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage (CLND) Act, Amendment of the Atomic Energy Act to enable Joint Ventures of Public Sector Companies to set up nuclear power projects and Entering into agreements with foreign countries for nuclear power cooperation including supply of fuel.