Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Department of Atomic Energy
25-February-2015 18:00 IST
Unit 3 and 4 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project under preparation for launch in 2015-16

The Unit 3 and 4 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP 3&4) with 2x1000 MW capacity is being prepared for launch in 2015-16. The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Unit-1 (KKNPP 1) with 1,000 MW capacity has been commissioned recently while the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Unit-2 (KKNPP-2) with 1,000 MW capacity is under commissioning.

The Government in July 2014 had set a target of tripling the then existing nuclear power capacity of 4780 MW in the next ten years viz. 2024. Various sites have been given “In-principle” approval for additional reactors to be set up in future. Currently these sites are under pre-project activities which include land acquisition, obtaining Environmental clearances, evaluation of techno commercial offers in respect of Light Water Reactors (LWRs) to be set up with foreign technical cooperation. Some of these projects include Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP 1&2), Kaiga (5&6) and Mahi Banswara (1&2) among others.

The safety being an ongoing process, constant review of safety aspects effecting necessary upgrades thereof in line with the evolving safety standards at par with the best international standards is a regular practice in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

This information was provided by MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to Lok Sabha today.