New Delhi: The country, India, will have nine nuclear reactors by 2024, according to the government, and a new nuclear project, the first in northern India, will be built 150 kilometres from Delhi in Gorakhpur, Haryana.
"By 2024, you will have nine nuclear reactors plus 12 new ones that were sanctioned during the Covid days with a capacity of 9000 MW," said Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh. In addition, five new locations are being identified in various sections of the country."
During the Question Hour, he responded to supplementaries by saying that, unlike in the past, when nuclear reactors were limited to a few states such as Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the department has now expanded northwards.
Despite the Covid epidemic, the minister added, the Kudankulam plant has been gradually demonstrating new structures and generation due to the extra impetus given by the prime minister to the enhancement of atomic energy generation and the building up of new reactor units.