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With plans to commission 20 plants, India looks to tap nuclear power faster

India has historically taken more than a decade to get plants in action, shows a Busi­ness Standard analysis

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Samreen Wani New Delhi
Recent government announ­ce­ments on accelerating the use of nuclear power in India suggests a significant increase in the pace.
 
Earlier in January, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said that public sector companies wo­­­uld be roped in to help build plants. Plans are afoot to commission at least 20 nuclear pow­­er plants by 2031, according to a December Lok Sabha reply.
 
India has historically taken more than a decade to get plants in action, shows a Busi­ness Standard analysis of data from the International Atomic Energy Agency. The median construction time for nuclear plants — which is the average construction time taken

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First Published: Jan 27 2023 | 11:21 PM IST

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