Department of Atomic Energy23-November, 2011 16:56 IST
Nuclear Power Programme
The generation of nuclear power in the XI Plan upto October 2011 is 96,019 MUs and it is expected to be 1,09,000 MUs. The target for generation of nuclear power was revised at the Mid Term Apprisal (MTA) stage.

The generation target for XI Plan was arrived at on the assumption of improved availability of domestic uranium and availability of of imported uranium for the reactors under IAEA safeguargs as per the separation plan. However, the indigenous uaranium sullpy remained constrained throughout the period. Fruition of international cooperation was delayed and imported uranium could be available only from the later half of 2009-10. This resulted in lower generation from units in operation.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s office Sh V Narayanasamy gave this information in a written reply to a question by Sh N Chaluvaraya Swamy in Lok Sabha today.

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