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Indian nuclear power capacity to shoot up

New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) India's nuclear power capacity will rise from 4,780 MW now to 10,080 MW by 2017, parliament was informed Wednesday.

Minister of State in the Prime Minister's office V. Narayanasamy said this in the Lok Sabha.

He said in 2011, the share of nuclear power generation was three percent of the total electricity production in India.

He said the 2017 target would be met with the progressive completion of four ongoing projects of 5,300 MW capacity.

He said the 12th Five Year Plan proposals envisaged start of work on 19 new nuclear power reactors with a total capacity of 17,400 MW.

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