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    New Delhi: Govt making efforts to increase nuclear energy production: Union Minister

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said that an expansion programme for nuclear power is being undertaken to provide the country with clean electricity. 

    India is pursuing an indigenous three-stage nuclear power programme to provide the country with long-term energy security in a sustainable manner. In addition, he added that Light Water Reactors based on foreign cooperation are also being set up as additionalities.

    Representative image of a nuclear power plant (Photo: Creative Commons)

    In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, the minister informed that the actual commercial generation of nuclear energy has increased from 34162 million units in the calendar year 2014 to 43918 million units in the calendar year 2021 and that the share of nuclear energy in the total electricity generation in the country has remained around 3 to 3.5% since 2014. 

    He mentioned that the share of nuclear power in total electricity generation depends on the generation by nuclear power units and that by all electricity-generating technologies. The share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation is planned to be increased by adding more nuclear power capacity in the country, announced Dr Singh announced.

    Initiate News Agency (INA), New Delhi


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