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Government of India bulk approval for the installation of ten nuclear reactors.

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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today informed the Rajya Sabha that National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) have jointly manufactured an earth science satellite named, NISAR (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar).

The Government today informed that it has given bulk approval for the installation of ten nuclear reactors.

In a statement laid on the floor of the floor of the Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh today said, the Government has roped in PSUs for the installation of the
nuclear reactors or the exercise would be done exclusively by the specialized Government agencies

The Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for 10 indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors of 700 MW each in fleet mode. The details are as follows:

State Location Project Capacity

(MW)

Karnataka Kaiga Kaiga-5&6 2 X 700
Haryana Gorakhpur GHAVP– 3&4 2 X 700
Madhya Pradesh Chutka Chutka-1&2 2 X 700
Rajasthan Mahi Banswara Mahi Banswara-1&2 2 X 700
Mahi Banswara-3&4 2 X 700

The Government has amended the Atomic Energy Act in 2015 to enable the Joint Ventures of NPCIL with Public Sector Enterprises to set up nuclear power projects.

These reactors are planned to be set up in ‘fleet mode’ progressively by the year 2031 at a cost of Rs. 1,05,000 crores.

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