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India Ranks Third in Nuclear Power Installations

Published on September 28, 2017
According to World Nuclear Industry Status released in September 2017, India has been ranked third in the world with respect to with six installed nuclear reactors.
India Ranks Third in Nuclear Power Installations
  • India occupies 3rd position in the list and China is in the 20th position.
  • The number of nuclear reactors has been reducing throughout the world for four consecutive years. 
  • Also, most of the nuclear reactor construction is delayed due to increase in project costs and delay in power generation.
  • Now, there were 53 reactors in 2017.
  • Russia and US have shut down reactors in 2016 also Sweden and South Korea have closed their old nuclear reactor units in first half of 2017.
  • Power generation has increased by 1.4% in 2016 globally which is it is stagnated at 10.5%.
Department of Atomic Energy, India:
  • Headquarters – Mumbai
  • Secretary – Dr.Sekhar Basu
  • Minister of State – Mr.Jitendra Singh

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