Nuclear power generated 3.6 percent of India's electricity for year

Nuclear power generated 3.6% of India's electricity in 2014-2015. | Shutterstock
Nuclear power provided 3.6 percent of the electricity produced in India during the 2014-2015 fiscal year, the Indian government reported today.

India has 21 nuclear power reactors with a total installed capacity of 5,780 megawatts.

The country’s Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Unit 1 at Rawatbhata has been shut down for a technical assessment. The Kudankulam Unit 2 is expected to be commissioned in 2015-2016, and five more reactors are being constructed.