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.
In October 2010, India drew up “an ambitious plan to reach a nuclear power capacity of 63,000 MW in 2032”, but, after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, some of the NGOS like Green Peace which get foreign funds started anti national protest against the government’s civil nuclear programme.
Inspite of huge target the past governments never worked towards preparing the uranium reserve.
In the year 2013-14 the production was close to 400 Ton (source : http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Facts-and-Figures/Uranium-production-figures/). In the year 2014-15 the same increased to a record production of 1252 MT. Apart from this government through its foreign relations has not only been able to get the ban on supply of necular material lifted but also gained multiple source like Russia, Kazakhstan etc to import the same thus gaining freedom from depending on Australia.
The above steps have helped government to create a Uranium pool for 5000 MT which has been planned to be increased to 15000 MT.
This will not only allow our existing and future necular power plants to work uninterrupted for upto 10 years.
Already the proposal for the Uranium Pool has been sent for cabinet approval and is expected to be approved soon and brinhing our Hon. PM Shri Narendra Modi Ji’s dream of 24×7 electricity to every home a reality.