Made-in-India Kakrapar Atomic Power Station is a nuclear power station in India, located near Mandvi, Surat and Tapi river in the state of Gujarat.
New Delhi: On Thursday, August 31, Prime Minister Modi hails the commissioning of India’s first indigenous 700 MW electric nuclear power reactor at the Kakrapar Nuclear Power Project in Gujarat. PM Modi said on social media platform X – India has achieved another milestone. The largest indigenous 700 MW Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant Unit-3 in Gujarat has started operating at full capacity. Congratulations to our scientists and engineers. KAPS-2 was shut down after a coolant channel leak in July 2015 and KAPS-1 was shut down in March 2016 due to a similar problem.
India achieves another milestone.
The first largest indigenous 700 MWe Kakrapar Nuclear Power Plant Unit-3 in Gujarat starts operations at full capacity.
Congratulations to our scientists and engineers.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 31, 2023
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), a public sector undertaking under the Department of Atomic Energy, is entrusted with the design, construction, commissioning and operation of nuclear power reactors. Presently Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited operates 23 commercial nuclear power reactors with a combined capacity of 7480 MW. The operating reactors in India include two boiling water reactors and 19 pressurized heavy water reactors.
These include Rajasthan’s 100 MW Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) under the Department of Atomic Energy and two 1000 MW VVER reactors. Unit 3 of the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) began commercial operation on 30 June. Explain that Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) has 9 more reactors under construction with a total capacity of 7500 MW. The government has approved construction of 10 indigenously developed PHWRs in fleet mode at four locations – Gorakhpur in Haryana, Chutka in Madhya Pradesh, Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan and Kaiga in Karnataka.