NPCIL misses 11th plan N-power generation target
New Delhi, Nov 22 (PTI) India''s nuclear operator NPCIL has missed the power generation target in the 11th Five Year Plan by nearly 15,000 million units.
"The target of nuclear energy generation in the 11th Plan was 16,3395 million units (MUs), which was revised to 12,4608 MUs at the Mid-Term Appraisal stage," Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.
He said the actual nuclear power generation in the 11th Plan was 10,9642 MUs.
"The reasons for shortfall in generation were non-availability of indigenous uranium, delay in fruition of international cooperation resulting in delay in availability of imported uranium and shifting of completion of the Kudankulam and Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor projects to the 12th Plan," Narayanasamy said.
In the 12th Plan, the NPCIL plans to start work on 19 new nuclear power reactors -- eight of which would be built with foreign cooperation.
"The fuel linkages for the proposed plants have been finalised. Fuel for reactors placed under IAEA safeguards is imported and reactors not under IAEA safeguards are fuelled by indigenous uranium," Narayanasamy said in reply to a separate question.
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