26 May : India’s nuclear power reactors, which were running at only 40 per cent of their capacity, have now improved their generation with increased availability of uranium in the country.The 12 reactors of Nuclear Power Corporation were now operating at 70 per cent of their capacity with improved production of uranium at Jaduguda and Turamdih mills in Jharkhand.
"The 12 Pressurised Heavy water Reactors of 220 MW each are running at 70 per cent of their capacity due to improvement in the production of uranium from Jaduguda and Turamdih mills. They are currently producing 2,000 MW," Department of Atomic Energy sources said in Mumbai.
However, the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) unit 2 and Narora Atomic Power Station (NAPS) units 1 and 2 are not operating and waiting for fuel.
Tarapur Atomic Power Plant’s units 1 and 2, which are boiling water plants with imported uranium are running at full capacity of 180 MW each.
The two mines in Jharkhand have gradually increased production during the last few months and "we hope to get more fuel by the end of this year to run all the plants at full capacity," the sources said.