Govt gives approval for 12 new nuclear reactors for power generation

Union minister for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said there are presently nine reactors under construction and pre-project activities are in progress at 12 reactors. Photo: PTI File.

The government has given administrative and financial sanction for 12 new reactors with a capacity of 9,000 megawatt to expedite nuclear power generation in the country, Rajya Sabha was told on Thursday (December 12).

During the Question Hour in the Rajya Sabha, Union minister for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said there are presently nine reactors under construction and pre-project activities are in progress at the 12 reactors accorded sanction.

“The government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for 12 new reactors with a capacity of 9,000 Mw, in addition to the reactors already under construction to speed up nuclear power capacity addition,” Singh said.

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