21 nuclear power reactors with an installed capacity of 5780 MW
There are 21 nuclear power reactors with an installed capacity of 5780 MW currently. Of this, a capacity of 3380 MW, comprising thirteen (13) reactors is under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards and use imported fuel, which is available in required quantity.
Eight (8) reactors with a total installed capacity of 2400 MW are fuelled by indigenous fuel. The Government has made efforts to augment indigenous uranium supply by opening of new mines and processing facilities. Thus the demand of reactors using indigenous fuel is also being almost met.
The quantities of uranium imported and the expenditure incurred thereon are mentioned below:
|Year||M/s. JSC TVEL Corporation, Russia @||M/s.NAC Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan #|
|Quantity (MT)||Expenditure (Rs.in crore)||Quantity (MT)||Expenditure (Rs.in crore)|
(up to Oct -15)
@ Natural Uranium Dioxide Pellets
# Uranium Ore Concentrate
* Enriched Uranium Dioxide Pellets.
This information was provided the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a reply to an unstarred question Rajya Sabha today.
Source :Press Information Bureau, Govt of India, Department of Atomic Energy 03-December, 2015