The present installed nuclear power capacity in the state of Rajasthan is 1180 MW comprising six units, Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS)1 to 6 at Rawatbhata. Of these, one unit, RAPS, Unit-1(100 MW) is presently under shutdown for techno-economic assessment and the remaining five, RAPS 2 to 6 are operating at their rated capacity.
Two units each of 700 MW capacity (RAPP 7&8 – 2X700 MW) are under construction at Rawatbhata in Rajasthan. These are expected to be completed by 2019. In addition, Government has accorded ‘In Principle’ approval for setting up of 4X700 MW capacity units at Mahi Banswara in Rajasthan. Presently pre-project activities like acquisition of land, obtaining statutory clearances and site investigations have started at the site.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.