In the year 2011, the share of nuclear power generation was 3.7% of the total electricity generation in India. At present, nuclear power capacity is 4780 MW. It is expected to reach 10080 MW by 2017 on progressive completion of four ongoing projects of 5300 MW capacity. The XII Five Year Plan proposals envisage start of work on 19 new nuclear power reactors with a total capacity of 17400 MW.
The Minister of State in the ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy Gave this information in reply to a written question in the lok Sabha today.