Proposals for setting heavy water reactors

Government has amended Atomic Energy Act, 1962 to facilitate establishment of joint venture companies by NPCIL with central PSUs to set up nuclear power plants

GN Bureau | February 3, 2017


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Union minister of state development of north-eastern region (DoNER), PMO, personnel public grievances & pensions, atomic energy and space, Jitendra Singh recently informed Rajya Sabha that proposals for setting up of ten indigenous pressurised heavy water reactors each of 700 MW and two light water reactors each of 1000 MW with foreign cooperation have been prepared and finalised. 

These are presently under consideration of the centre for accord of administrative approval and financial sanction, a PIB release stated. 
 
Presently two central public sector enterprises – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) are involved in nuclear power generation. The government has also amended the Atomic Energy Act, 1962 to facilitate establishment of joint venture companies (JVC) by NPCIL with other central public sector undertakings to set up nuclear power plants. 
 
The government does not propose to allow private sector to enter into the nuclear power sector.
 

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