Nuclear Power in India
Energy produced from radio-active minerals like uranium, thorium etc is called nuclear power. Nearly 10000 tons of coal produces power that is produced by only 1 tine of uranium. Though India has plenty of uranium and thorium reserves lack of technical know-how causes low production of nuclear power. In India only 2% to 3% of the energy produced comes from nuclear power.
Nuclear Power Stations in India
There are only six stations producing nuclear power commercially. They are –
- Tarapur station located 100 km to the north of Mumbai.
- Rana Pratap Sagar station near Kota in Rajasthan.
- Kalpakkam station which lies to the north of Chennai.
- Narora station in Bulandshahr district of U.P.
- Kakrapar near Surat in Gujarat.
- Kaiga in Karnataka.
Nuclear Power plants under construction:
The rapidly increasing demand for electricity has initiated the construction of more nuclear power stations in India.
Atomic Research Centers
There centers in India that conduct atomic research are:
- Bhaba Atomic Research Centre in brief called BARC located at Trombey near Mumbai.
- Indira Gandhji Center for Atomic Research in Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu.
- Center for Advanced Technology at Indore in Madhya Pradesh.