The Union Cabinet of India, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the construction of 10 additional pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWR) in the country.
The total installed capacity of the plants will be 7,000MW. The project is expected to boost to the economy, with the orders worth INR INR700bn ($10.8bn) likely to be placed with the domestic industry.
At present, India has installed nuclear power capacity of 6780MW from 22 operational plants. Additional 6,700MW of nuclear power is expected to be operational by 2021-22 through projects that are under construction.
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