India’s first indigenously developed 700 MW nuclear power reactor at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Project (KAPP) in Gujarat has started commercial operations. The reactor, named KAPP-3, achieved commercial status on June 30, 2023, at 10:00 AM.
- The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is constructing two 700 MW pressurised heavy water reactors (PHWRs) at Kakrapar, along with two 220 MW power plants.
- NPCIL plans to build sixteen 700 MW PHWRs across the country and has obtained financial and administrative approval for the project.
- Construction of 700 MW nuclear power plants is also underway at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan (RAPS 7 and 8) and Gorakhpur in Haryana (GHAVP 1 and 2).
- The Indian government has sanctioned the construction of 10 indigenously developed PHWRs in fleet mode at four different locations: Gorakhpur in Haryana, Chutka in Madhya Pradesh, Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan, and Kaiga in Karnataka.
Q: Where is India’s first indigenously developed 700 MW nuclear power reactor, KAPP-3, located?
a) Rawatbhata, Rajasthan
b) Kakrapar, Gujarat
c) Chutka, Madhya Pradesh
d) Gorakhpur, Haryana