Proposals for New Atomic Power Plants
At present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction, targeted for completion by 2024-25. In addition, twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval and financial sanction by the Government in June 2017. Thus, twenty one (21) nuclear power reactors, with an installed capacity of 15700 MW are under implementation, envisaged for progressive completion by the year 2031. At present the nuclear power reactors are under construction in Rawatbhata (Rajasthan), Kundankulam & Kalapakkam(Tamilnadu), Gorakhpur (Haryana). The project in Kakrapar in the state of Gujar at is under revision.

The existing units are operating at their rated capacity. The unit size of indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) has already been increased from 220 MW to 540 MW and then to 700 MW, which are now under construction. In addition, Light Water Reactors of 1000 MW have also been introduced with foreign cooperation.

Five sites - Jaitapur (Maharashtra), Kovvada (Andhra Pradesh), Haripur(west Bengal), Bhimpur (Maharashtra), Chhaya Mithi Virdi (Gujarat) have been accorded 'in principle' approval by the Government for setting up more reactors in future. Discussions on finalization of project proposals in respect of setting up large size Light Water Reactors in collaboration with France at Jaitapur site in Maharashtra and USA at Kovvada site in Andhra Pradesh are underway. The cost of reactors to be set up at these sites will emerge on conclusion of the technocommercial discussions and formulation of their project proposals. These reactors will be launched after the accord of administrative approval and financial sanction by the Government. At the other 'In-Principle' approved sites, the pre-project activities are at various stages. Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), a PSU under Department of Atomic Energy, is currently constructing a 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor at Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu. Further, it is proposed to construct a series of twin reactors.