How green is India’s nuclear energy

Existing scenario As of March 2018, India has 22 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, having a total installed capacity of 6,780 MW. 6 more reactors are under construction will add generation capacity of 4,300 MW. India plan to reach a nuclear power capacity of 63 GW in 2032. The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has stirred up people apprehensions about atomic energy being a clean and safe alternative to fossil fuels. Communities around proposed Indian nuclear power plant sites have launched protests. There have been mass protests against the French-backed 9,900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Maharashtra and the Russian-backed 2,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power …

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