India: Energy India Plans to Build Further Nuclear Power Plants

Editor: Dominik Stephan

Though nuclear power makes only a small percentage of India's energy bill, that share is about to rise: The Integrated Energy Policy formulated in the year 2006 had envisaged reaching a nuclear power capacity of 63,000 MW by 2032.

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New Delhi/India – Further, the government in its recent submission of Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) has also stated that efforts are being made to achieve 63 GW installed capacity by the year 2032, if supply of fuel is ensured.

The percentage share of energy from nuclear power by the end of the Twelfth Plan period is expected to be around 3 per cent. In the 2016–17 budget speech, the Finance Minister has announced that the Government is drawing up a comprehensive plan, spanning the next 15 to 20 years, to augment the investment in nuclear power generation.

This information was provided by 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 written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

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