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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF ATOMIC ENERGY
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4063
ANSWERED ON:  17.07.2019
Setting up of Nuclear Plants/Reactors
Ganesan Selvam
A. Ganeshamurthi
T.N. Prathapan
Will the Minister of



ATOMIC ENERGY be pleased to state:-



(a) total number of Nuclear Power Plants/reactors operating as on date, State-wise along with the quantum of energy produced by each plant/reactor;

(b) the total number of new nuclear power stations/reactors proposed to be set up, State-wise along with the total quantum of power likely to be produced from these proposed new nuclear power stations/reactors;

(c) the fund earmarked and allocated for these new projects during the current year and the time by which the power production is proposed to be commenced and commercialised from these plants/reactors;

(d) whether the nuclear reactors set up in the country are safe according to the international nuclear standard; and

(e) if so, the details thereof along with the frequency of security tests conducted in nuclear reactors and the authority responsible for such tests?


ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE FOR PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS AND PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR.JITENDRA SINGH):


(a) The present installed nuclear power capacity comprises of 22 nuclear power reactors with a total capacity of 6780 MW. The details are given in Annexure.

(b) A total of nine nuclear power reactors with an aggregate capacity of 6700 MW are presently under construction. The details are as follows:

State Location Project Capacity (MW)

Gujarat Kakrapar KAPP-3&4 2 x 700
Rajasthan Rawatbhata RAPP-7&8 2 X 700
Haryana Gorakhpur GHAVP-1&2 2 X 700
Tamil Nadu Kudankulam KKNPP– 3&4 2 X 1000
Kalpakkam PFBR* 500
* being implemented by BHAVINI

In addition, the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for setting up 12 more nuclear power reactors with a total capacity of 9000 MW. The details are as given below:

State Location Project Capacity(MW)

Madhya Pradesh Chutka Chutka - 1&2 2 X 700
Karnataka Kaiga Kaiga - 5&6 2 X 700
Rajasthan Mahi Banswara Mahi Banswara - 1&2 2 X 700
Mahi Banswara - 3&4 2 X 700
Haryana Gorakhpur GHAVP - 3&4 2 X 700
Tamil Nadu Kudankulam KKNPP - 5&6 2 X 1000

The Government has also accorded ‘In-Principle’ approval of the following sites for setting up nuclear power reactors in future:

State Location Site Capacity (MW)

Maharashtra Jaitapur Jaitapur, Units- 1 to 6 6 x 1650
Andhra Pradesh Kovvada Kovvada, Units- 1 to 6 6 x 1208
Gujarat Chhaya Mithi Chhaya Mithi Virdi,
Virdi Units - 1 to 6 6 x 1000*

West Bengal Haripur Haripur, Units – 1 to 6 6 x 1000*
Madhya Pradesh Bhimpur Bhimpur, Units- 1 to 4 4 X 700
*Nominal Capacity


(c) The details in respect of nuclear power projects presently under construction and accorded administrative approval and financial sanction are given below:

State Location Project Capacity Sanctioned Allocated Expected
(MW) Cost 2019-20 Completion
(Rs. crore) (Rs. crore)

Projects Under Construction

Gujarat Kakrapar KAPP 3&4 2 x 700 11459 1704 2019/20
Rajasthan Rawatbhata RAPP 7&8 2 X 700 12320 1818 2020/21
Tamilnadu Kudankulam KKNPP 3&4 2 X1000 39849 4599 2023
Kalpakkam PFBR& 500& 5677 100 2021
Haryana Gorakhpur GHAVP 1&2 2 x 700 20594 1189 2025

Projects Accorded Administrative Approval & Financial Sanction

Madhya Pradesh Chutka Chutka 1&2 2 X 700 105000 181 Progressive
Karnataka Kaiga Kaiga 5&6 2 X 700 316 Completion
Rajasthan Mahi Mahi Banswara - 2 X 700 96 by 2031
Banswara 1&2
Mahi Banswara - 2 X 700 --
3&4
Haryana Gorakhpur GHAVP 3&4 2 X 700 149
Tamilnadu Kudankulam KKNPP 5&6 2 X1000 49621 1100 2025
& Implemented by BHAVINI


(d) Yes, Sir.

(e) All the nuclear power reactors are designed in accordance with the codes and guides of the regulatory authority i.e. Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), which are in line with the International Standards.

A multi-tier safety mechanism comprising safety review committees within Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and safety review committees in the regulatory authority, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) is in place to monitor the safety of nuclear power plants. In addition, a framework of periodic safety reviews, audits and inspection is in place, for ensuring safety. AERB team conducts structured on-site inspections four times in a year. In addition, inspections during Biennial Shutdowns of nuclear power reactors, based on feedback of safety reviews & events and unannounced inspections are also undertaken by AERB.
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