Union Minister of State Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Atomic Energy, and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh stated that the country’s annual nuclear power generation stood at 35,333 million units in 2021-22 with a 30-40% increase over the last eight years after the Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s government.
The minister cited various decisions of the Prime Minister’s government that have led to the rise of nuclear power generation in India. Adding to it, he said that Mr. Narendra Modi has also allowed joint ventures with Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to augment India's nuclear programme. Furthermore, he added that his government has also led in expanding the nuclear installations to other parts of the country.
Dr. Jitendra Singh noted with pride that the world's first thorium-based nuclear plant ‘Bhavni’ using Uranium-233 is being set up at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu.
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