Nuclear energy to account for 6% of India’s energy mix by 2030 - V K Saraswat
to NITI Aayog member VK Saraswat, “today, nuclear energy is about 3% of the overall energy mix. I think we will be close to 5-6% by 2030. India has the largest number of nuclear power plants either under construction or being planned. No other country is manufacturing so many nuclear power plant.”
According to a report in Business Line, Saraswat said that the sector will see stiff competition between American and Russian companies wanting to build the nuclear reactors. “While the US side suffered a setback with Westinghouse facing bankruptcy, the main support which was available was the Russian route. If Westinghouse starts coming in, I think we will do 6-7 of the 14 reactors with them. This way we will have two sources to help us. We are very choosy on the technology and will go by who wants to have a long-term association with us,” Saraswat added.