Indigenous Nuclear Reactors

An Inter-governmental (IGA) has been signed between India and Russian Federation on December 5, 2008 for assistance to build more nuclear reactors.


The capacity of the additional nuclear power reactors to be set up with Russian Cooperation is:-


Site & Location

Capacity (MW)

Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu

4 X 1000

Haripur, West Bengal

6 X 1000


Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Units 1&2 (KKNPP 1&2) are at advanced stage of completion and scheduled to commence commercial operation by October 2012 & June 2013 respectively.


Commencement of work on KKNPP Units 3&4 is planned in the XII Five Year Plan period, with scheduled completion in the early XIII Five Year Plan.  Other reactors to be set up with Russian cooperation are planned to be taken up in the XIII Five Year Plan and beyond, so as to progressively complete in the XIV Five Year Plan and beyond.


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