Heavy Water Reactors

Heavy Water Reactors -IndianBureaucracy
Heavy Water Reactors -IndianBureaucracy

At present, Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) are under construction in the states of Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Haryana.  More PHWRs are proposed to be set up in the states of Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Karnataka.

PHWRs are expected to contribute a significant portion of electricity to be generated from nuclear sources in the country.

The share of generation of electricity from PHWRs in the last three years is as follows:

            (in million units)

Year 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Total Generation 35333 37835 37456
Generation from PHWRs 32099 31491


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