Nuclear Power Plants in India are required to obtain clearances from Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB). Nuclear safety and security aspects are reviewed by AERB before giving clearance for various stages of the projects from siting onwards.
AERB has specified safety and security requirements in its Codes & Guides which are in line with international standards. AERB has rigorous process for reviewing Nuclear Safety and Nuclear Security aspects of nuclear power projects through multi-tier reviews, apart from periodic regulatory inspections, to ensure adherence to the requirements.
Various electronic surveillance and security measures have been taken at all nuclear power plant sites of NPCIL. The list of nuclear power plants in operation and under construction is as given below.
Reactors in Operation
*under extended shutdown
Reactors under commissioning/construction
The total amount allocated in this regard in the last five years is approximately Rs. 225 crores.
Adequate allocations have been made for installation, upgradation and maintenance of various surveillance equipment and other security measures at nuclear power plant sites.
This information was given 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 reply to unstarred question in Rajya Sabha today.
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