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Dr. Jitendra Singh informed that the nuclear power capacity is set to increase from 7,480 MW to 22,480 MW by 2031

According to Dr. Jitendra Singh, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science and Technology, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy, and Space, India now has 23 nuclear power reactors with an installed nuclear power capacity of 7,480 megawatt (MW). He further stated that nuclear power reactors produced 46,982 million units (MU) of electricity (including infirm generation) in 2022-23, in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.

As per Dr. Jitendra Singh, nuclear power’s share in the country’s total electricity generation in 2022-23 was 2.8%.

By 2031, the current installed nuclear power capacity is expected to rise from 7,480 MW to 22,480 MW because of the progressive completion of projects under construction and accorded sanction. According to him, the Government has also given its "in principle" approval to set up new sites for additional nuclear reactor construction.

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