Nuclear Power Plants in India

Here is a list of top 10 nuclear power plants in India; these are nuclear power stations in India operated by Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and in power generation sector. Ranking process of these best nuclear power plants in India is frequently being updated by our expert team.

1 | Tarapur Atomic Power Station
Location – Tarapur, Maharashtra | Establishment – 1969 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. | Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
Tarapur Atomic power station a largest electricity producer nuclear power plants in India which features two boiling water reactor and two pressurized heavy water reactor with power output capacities of 160 and 540 megawatt electric respectively with a capacity to produce 1400 megawatt. The plant facility is operated and managed by the nuclear power corporation of India Ltd. and it is located in Tarapur, Maharashtra. Plant construction was commenced in year 1962 and it started functioning in 1969.


2 | Rajasthan Atomic Power Station
Location – Rawathbhata, Kota, Rajasthan | Establishment – 1973 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
India’s second largest power generation plant, Rajasthan Atomic power station is situated nearby Kota. There are total 6 units working with a capacity of 1180 MW and 2 more units with a total capacity of 1400 MW are under construction.


3 | Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant
Location – Koodankulam, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu | Establishment – 2013 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
Kudankulam nuclear power plant is power station of first pressurized water reactor in India belonging to the light water reactor category which is operated by the nuclear power corporation of India Ltd. The plant has 2 units of VVER -1000 of capacity 1000 Megawatt electric each are under construction and has got an approval for 4 more reactors from Government of India.

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4 | Kaiga Atomic Power Station
Location – Kali, Uttar Kannada, Karnataka | Establishment – 2000 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
Kaiga Atomic Power Station a nuclear power plants in India is located on the coast of river Kali near Uttar Kannada in Karnataka. The Plant is managed and operated by nuclear power corporation of India and makes use of pressurized heavy water Reactor of 220 megawatt electric capacity with total output of 880 MW.


5 | Madras Atomic Power Station
Location – Kalpakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu | Establishment – 1984 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
Kalpakkam is a home to India’s first naturally placed nuclear power station which houses two units of pressurized heavy water reactors of 220 megawatt electric capacity each. Madras Atomic Power Station has a facility for fuel reprocessing, waste treatment which includes plutonium fuel fabrication for use in fast breeder reactors and nuclear power production.


6 | Kakrapar Atomic Power Station
Location – Surat, Gujrat | Establishment – 1993 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
Featuring two units of 220 megawatt electric pressurized heavy water reactor of which unit 1 began commercial operations in 1993 followed by unit 2 in September 1995.The Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is located nearby Surat in Gujarat. Construction for the plant started in the year 1984 and works under the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.


7 | Narora Atomic Power Station
Location – Narora, Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh | Establishment – 1991 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
With two pressurized heavy water reactor of 220 megawatt electric on this site and power outputs ranging from 24657 to 24147 million units Narora Atomic Power Station is located in Bulandshahar district of Uttar Pradesh which commenced operation of unit 1 in 1991 and Unit 2 in 1992. It is among the top 7 nuclear power plants in India in terms of electricity generation.

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8 | Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project
Location – Madban, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra | Establishment – — |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project operating under Nuclear Power Corporation of India is a proposed Nuclear Power Project at Madban in Ratnagiri to generate a total output of 9900 MW. If successfully completed this is going to be the biggest nuclear power generating station in the world as per the electrical power rating.


9 | Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant ( Proposed)
Location – Gorakhpur, Fatehabad, Haryana | Establishment – 2020-21 |
Operator – Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd.| Websitewww.npcil.nic.in |
With the proposed 700 MW pressurized heavy water reactor Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant is among the under construction nuclear power plants in India which is expected to commence its operation from 2021. The plant is situated in Fatehabad district in Haryana.


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