Government approves 10 sites for nuclear power projects



By NewsGram Staff Writer

The government has permitted 10 sites for establishing new power projects, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Listing out 10 sites located in 9 states, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh, stated that the home-grown reactors would be established at Gorakhpur village in Fatehbad district of Haryana, Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan, Chutka and Bhimpur in Madhya Pradesh, and Kaiga at Karnataka.

Reactors with foreign support would be set up in Jaitapur at Maharashtra, Chhaya Mithi Virdhi in Gujarat, Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu, Kovvada at Andhra Pradesh and Haripur in West Bengal.

Informing the house, Singh said in a written reply, “The federal government had accorded “in precept” approval of the sites for finding nuclear power projects in future, based mostly on each indigenous applied sciences and with overseas co-operation”.

Singh also informed that a Prototype Fast Breeder Reaction (PFBR) of 500 MWe capacity at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu is being constructed by BHAVINI, a Public Sector Undertaking of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). He said that PFBR is under advanced stage of commissioning. The physical progress achieved as on 31 March last year is 97.64%.