To meet the need of the country, the Government of India plans to set up nuclear power plants in Haryana, Bihar and Punjab. The government aims to increase nuclear power generation capacity by three times in 10 years. According to Union Minister Jitendra Singh ( Independent Charge )If it is 4,780 MW today, the same would go up to 13,480 MW.
As per this nuclear power programme, the government is considering setting up new plants in areas which is not covered before. For this a site has been identified for a nuclear plant in Razauli in Bihar’s Nawada district in the last 18-19 months of the current government but there has been a delay due to water shortage. Since the current level of water is not sufficient for the project.
The other places which are listed out by the Minister include Patiala (Punjab), Dehradun (Uttarakhand) and Bulandshahar (Uttar Pradesh), Patiala and the areas explored in Haryana.
Extra Info :
- World’s 1st Nuclear Plant to create electricity for a power grid : USSR’s Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant in 27th June, 1954.
- In the United States : The first commercial nuclear generator was the Shipping port Reactor in Pennsylvania opened in 1957.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the places where the GOI has planned to come up the nuclear power plant ?