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LIST OF IMPORTANT NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IN INDIA

Dear Aspirants,  

Power Plants are stacked for generating electricity in country. Static GK is also an important part of any government exam, we are providing you the list of Important Nuclear Power Plants in India that might appear in any of the upcoming examinations.

Static is a section which you have to study in bits and parts. So do read it on a light note and revise it after two or three days and we can assure that you will retain the names and their states till the exam.

Important Nuclear Power Plant In India

What is a Nuclear Power Plant?

nuclear power plant is a type of power station that generates electricity using heat from nuclear reactions. These reactions take place within a reactor. The plant also has machines which remove heat from the reactor to operate a steam turbine and generator to make electricity. Electricity made by nuclear power plants is called nuclear power.

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How is Nuclear Power Plant works?

Many power plants, including nuclear power plants, heat water to produce electricity. These power plants use steam from heated water to spin large turbines that generate electricity. Nuclear power plants use heat produced during nuclear fission to heat water.

In nuclear fission, atoms are split apart to form smaller atoms, releasing energy. Fission takes place inside the reactor of a nuclear power plant. At the center of the reactor is the core, which contains uranium fuel.

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Operators of all Nuclear Power Plants are Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL).

Power Station Location Type Capacity
Narora Atomic Power Station (2 Nuclear Reactors) Narora,

Bulandshahr,

Uttar Pradesh

Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) 440 MW
Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (6 Nuclear Reactors) Rawatbhata,

Chittorgarh,

Rajasthan

Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) 1,180 MW
Tarapur Atomic Power Station (4 Nuclear Reactors) Tarapur,

Thane,

Maharashtra

Boiling water reactor (BWR) & Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) 1,400 MW
Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (2 Nuclear Reactors) Kakrapur,

Surat,

Gujarat

Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) 440 MW
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant Kudankulam,

Tirunelveli,

Tamilnadu

Water-Water Energetic Reactor (VVER)-1000  2,000 MW
Madras Atomic Power Station (2 Nuclear Reactors) Kalpakkam,

Kancheepuram,

Tamilnadu

Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) 440 MW
Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant (4 Nuclear Reactors) Kaiga,

Uttara Kannada,

Karnataka

Pressurized heavy water reactor (PHWR) 880 MW
  • India has a flourishing and largely indigenous nuclear power program and expects to have 20,000 Mega Watts nuclear capacity on line by 2020 and 63,000 Mega Watts by 2032.  It aims to supply 25% of electricity from nuclear power by 2050.
  • There are roughly 430 nuclear power plants worldwide.
  •  Radiation and nuclear medicines are used to cure and treat many diseases.
  •  If a person is ever exposed to radiation during a nuclear disaster, the first thing they should do is remove their clothing because 90% of the radiation will be located there.
  • The United States produces more nuclear energy than any other country.
  • Africa is the first country in the world to destroy all of its nuclear weapons voluntarily.
  • If a person is ever exposed to radiation during a nuclear disaster, the first thing they should do is remove their clothing because 90% of the radiation will be located there.
  • Approximately 13% of the world’s power is produced by nuclear power stations

Nuclear electricity generation by top five countries, 2014

Country Nuclear electricity generation (billion kilowatthours) Share of country’s total electricity generation
United States 797 19%
France 418 78%
Russia 169 17%
South Korea 149 29%
China 124 2%

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Updated: October 11, 2018 — 1:48 pm

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