Cabinet Committee on Security approved the country’s second nuclear fuel complex which will come up at Kota in Rajasthan.
The complex is next to the Rawatbhata nuclear plant, will have the facility to reprocess atomic fuel and will cost Rs. 2,400-crore.
The Department of Atomic Energy has recommended new atomic fuel reprocessing complex to meet growing demand for fuel required for nuclear plants.
The complex will serve fuel requirement of atomic plants which are proposed to be developed in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jaitapur in Maharashtra and Mithi Virdhi in Gujarat.
India’s first nuclear fuel complex is developed at Hyderabad.
But Hyderabad fuel reprocessing complex does not have the capacity to meet the growing demands from reactors which will come up by the next decade.
Newly developed nuclear fuel reprocessing complex will help to increase India’s nuclear energy generation capacity to over 17,300 MWe, from over 5,500 MWe which is mentioned under the 12th Plan.