India's Nuclear Energy Programme: Prospects and Challenges

  title={India's Nuclear Energy Programme: Prospects and Challenges},
  author={Arvind Kumar Gupta},
  journal={Strategic Analysis},
  pages={373 - 380}
  • A. Gupta
  • Published 5 May 2011
  • Engineering, Physics
  • Strategic Analysis
India has announced ambitious plans to expand its nuclear energy programme nearly 15 fold in the next 20 years, from the current 4,500 MWe to about 62,000 MWe by 2032. By 2020, India’s Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) plans to install 20,000 MWe of nuclear power generation capacity (the fifth largest in the world). The department has plans beyond 2030 too. According to these plans India will have the capacity to produce 275 GWe (Giga Watt of electricity) of nuclear power by the year 2052. The… 
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