Nuclear energy contributes about 4.1% of power generation in
India. The share of nuclear energy is expected to reach 9% by 2035.
Currently, there are 6 nuclear power plants generating about
4120 MW Power Station.
The largest nuclear power station in India is located in Tarapur,
Maharastra. The largest research reactor is the Dhruva at the Babha
Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai
Currently India uses two types of reactors for power production:
Pressurised Heavy Water Reactor (PHWR), Boiling Water Reactor (BWR).
Additionally the Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor is under experiments at the
The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd. (NPCIL) is the sole
company authorised to set up nuclear power plants in India