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  • In recent years, the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of new nuclear power reactors.
  • The details of these projects are given below:

Indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) 

Madhya Pradesh

Chutka

Karnataka

Kaiga

Rajasthan

Mahi Banswara

Haryana

Gorakhpur

Rajasthan

Mahi Banswara

Light Water Reactors (LWRs) to be set up in cooperation with Russian Federation

Tamil Nadu

Kudankulam

  • Presently, two public sector companies of the Department of Atomic Energy, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) are involved in nuclear power generation.
  • There is no proposal under consideration at present to permit non-Government sector in the area of nuclear power generation. 
  • However, the private sector participates in the nuclear power sector by providing core reactor components, equipment, materials etc.