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Nuclear Power Stations

Nuclear Power Station
Location
Units
Capacity
1 Tarapur
Maharashtra
4
1400 MWe
2 Kalpakkam
Tamil Nadu
2
440 MWe
3 Rawatbhata
Kota, Rajasthan
6
1180 MWe
4 Narora
Uttar Pradesh
2
440 MWe
5 Kaiga
Karnataka
4
880 MWe
6 Kakrapar
Gujarat
2
440 MWe
7 Kudankulam
Tamil Nadu
2*
2000 MWe
Of the 7 Atomic Power Stations Tarapur is the oldest and the biggest. Only Tarapur has 2 Boiling Water Reactors, all others have Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors
*1 out 2 reactor has reached its milestone of 1000MWe of power generation in June 2014.
A new proposed 9900 MW nuclear power project is coming up at Jaitapur at Madban village of Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The power project will be the largest in the world in terms of net electrical power once completed. For details see Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in GK Topics Environment section.






Heavy Water Plants in India

#
Heavy Water Plant
State
1.
Heavy Water Plant, Baroda
Gujarat
2.
Heavy Water Plant, Hazira
Gujarat
3.
Heavy Water Plant, Kota
Rajashtan
4.
Heavy Water Plant, Manuguru
Andhra Pradesh
5.
Heavy Water Plant, Talcher
Odisha
6.
Heavy Water Plant, Thal
Maharashtra
7.
Heavy Water Plant, Tuticorin
Tamilnadu





Institutions under the Department of Atomic Energy

#
Institution
Location
1.
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR)
Mumbai
2.
Tata Memorial Centre (TMC)
Mumbai
3.
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP)
Kolkata
4.
Institute of Physics (IoP)
Bhubaneswar
5.
Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc)
Chennai
6.
Harish Chandra Research Institute (HRI)
Allahabad
7.
Institute for Plasma Research (IPR)
Gandhinagar
8.
National Institute of Science, Education and Research (NISER)
Bhubaneswar
9.
Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES)
Mumbai



Space Centers and their Locations

Space Center
Location
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre
Thumba, (Thiruvanantapuram)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre
Sriharikota
ISRO Satellite Centre
Bangalore
ISRO Telemetry Tracking & Communication Network
Bangalore
Physical Research Laboratory
Ahmadabad
Space Applications Centre
Ahmadabad
National Remote Sensing Agency
Hyderabad
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing
Dehradun
Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology
Thiruvanantauram



Indian Scientists

The scientist who studied plants and invented the crescograph - Jagdish Chandra Bose.
The scientist known as the Father of Green Revolution - MS Swaminathan.
The scientist awarded with both the Bharat Ratna and the Nobel Prize - CV Raman.
The scientist who founded the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research - Homi J Bhabha.
The scientist known as the Father of Indian Space Research - Vikram Sarabhai.
The engineer who constructed India’s 1st Hydro-electric Project – Krishnarajasagar Dam - M Visveswarayya.
The scientist known as Father of India’s Missile Program - APJ Abdul Kalam.





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