list of nuclear power plants in india for general knowledge


Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable source of electricity.

  • As of 2016, India has 7 nuclear power plants
  • 22 nuclear reactors in operation
  • Capacity of 6780 MW
  • India has “an ambitious plan to reach a nuclear power capacity of 63,000 MW in 2032"



India's and Asia's first nuclear reactor was the Apsara research reactor. Designed and built in India, with assistance and fuel from the United Kingdom.

  • Apsara was inaugurated on January 20, 1957

Nuclear Power Plants

Power Station State Capacity
Kalpakkam Tamil Nadu 440
Kudankulam Tamil Nadu 2000
Kaiga Karnataka 880
Kakrapar Gujarat 440
Tarapur Maharashtra 1400
Narora Uttar Pradesh 440
Rawatbhata Rajasthan 1180

The Planned projects are

Power Station State Capacity
Jaitapur Maharashtra 9900
Kovvada Andhra Pradesh 6600
Haripur Andhra Pradesh 6000
Gorakhpur Haryana 2800
Bhimpur Madhya Pradesh 2800
Mahi Banswara Rajasthan 2800
Kaiga Karnataka 1400
Chutka Madhya Pradesh 1400
Madras Tamil Nadu 1200