Nuclear power is the fourth-largest source of electricity in India after thermal, hydroelectric and renewable sources of electricity.As of 2013, India has 21 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, having an installed capacity of 5780 MW and producing a total of 30,292.91 GWh of electricity while 6 more reactors are under construction and are expected to generate an additional 4,300 MW.
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 reached criticality on August 4, 1956 and was inaugurated on January 20, 1957.
Currently, twenty-one nuclear power reactors have a total install capacity of 5,780 MW (3.5% of total installed base).
|Madras (Kalpakkam)||Tamil Nadu||NPCIL|
The projects under construction are:
|Madras (Kalpakkam)||Tamil Nadu||Bhavini|
|Kakrapar Unit 3 and 4||Gujarat||NPCIL|
|Rajasthan Unit 7 and 8||Rajasthan||NPCIL|
|Kudankulam Unit 2||Tamil Nadu||NPCIL|
The planned projects are:
|Mithi Virdi (Viradi)||Gujarat|