Kakrapar Atomic Power Project UPSC NOTE


  • Located in Surat, Gujarat,on the banks of the Tapi River.

  • One of the largest nuclear power plants in India, with a total installed capacity of 3,000 MW.

  • Consists of four operational units (KAPP 1&2 of 220 MW each, and KAPP 3&4 of 700 MW each), with nine more units under construction and another 10 in the pre-project phase.

  • Plays a significant role in meeting India's growing energy demand and reducing its dependence on fossil fuels.

  • KAPP-4 achieved criticality on December 17, 2023, marking a significant milestone in India's nuclear energy program.

  • The remaining units under construction are expected to be commissioned in the coming years, further increasing KAPP's capacity and contribution to the national grid.

Why in news

  • The 700-MWe units of the project are the largest nuclear power reactors to be built by NPCIL; criticality was ascertained after it met the conditions set out by Atomic Energy Regulatory Board.



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