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India may soon be a world nuclear energy giant; ranks 3 in reactors under construction

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By Newsgram Staff Writer

India is currently seventh in the world in terms of reactors in operation but ranks 3rd in number of reactors under construction. Under construction projects at Kudankulm, Rajasthan and Kakrapara will majorly increase India`s nuclear power generation once operational. Right now the country stands 14th globally in terms of net installed capacity.

India has developed comprehensive capabilities in all aspects of nuclear power including designing, construction, commissioning, operation & maintenance, renovation & modernization and life extension of nuclear power plants, Dr. Jitendra Singh told Lok Sabha today.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions India has also not any nuclear accident in its 45 year long operational period. He also said that the nuclear power program will continue to be followed to add more capacity in future.

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