Nuclear power plants in India
- September 17, 2020
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Science and tech
During the last three years, the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of twelve (12) nuclear power reactors to enhance nuclear power capacity in the country.
- Presently, two public sector companies of the Department of Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and BharatiyaNabhikiyaVidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) are involved in nuclear power generation.
- There is no proposal under consideration at present to permit non-Government sector in the area of nuclear power generation.
- However, the private sector participates in the nuclear power sector by providing core reactor components, equipment, materials and services in areas that include construction, fabrication & erection of equipment, piping, electrical, instrumentation, consultancy, auxiliary and logistical services.