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Nuclear Power Program in India

STAGE I
International cooperation
  • Tarapur Atomic Power Stations 1&2 (BWRs, 200 MWe) 1969
  • Rajasthan Atomic Power Stations 1&2 (CANDU, 220 MWe) 1973, 1981
  • Kudamkulam Atomic Power Project 1&2 (VVER, 1000 MWe) to be commissioned by 2012
  • Light Water Reactors from Russian Federation, France and the USA being planned
Launch of Indian PHWR
  • Madras Atomic Power Stations 1&2 1984, 1986
Indian Standard PHWR
  • Narora Atomic Power Stations 1&2 1991, 1992
  • Kakrapar Atomic Power Stations 1&2 1993, 1995
  • Rajasthan Atomic Power Stations 5&6 2000
  • Kaiga Generating Stations 1&2 2000
Economy of scale
  • Tarapur Atomic Power Stations 3&4 (540 MWe )
  • Launch of Kakrapar Atomic Power Project 3&4 (700 MWe)
  • Launch of Rajasthan Atomic Power Project 7&8 (700 MWe)
  • More 700 MWe units under planning
STAGE II
Fast Breeder Reactors
  • Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (500 MWe) to be commissioned by 2012
STAGE III
Advanced Heavy Water Reactor
  • Demonstration of Thorium utilization being launched