A report by a leading nuclear watchdog said the country is slow to construct and operate its two largest nuclear power reactors.
The Nuclear Energy Regulatory Board said in its latest report that India has only one of the two plants in operation, and has not undertaken construction or any other activity since the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan.
The report, titled Nuclear Power: India’s Problem, said India had only one operational reactor in operation since 2009, when the accident at Fukushima Daiji occurred.
The first reactor at the Dombivli plant has been offline since May 2012, and it is believed that a second reactor may be offline as well.
The report said India was still operating the first reactor, despite the country having only one reactor under construction at Dombavli.
It said in May 2012 that India had started construction of two reactors.
It has also started construction for a third reactor, at Dharwad.
The NERC report said that despite these two reactors being under construction, India has yet to construct two units of the new reactors.
India is currently the only country in the world, along with Japan and the United States, that does not have two nuclear reactors.
The NERC also said India has not completed the development of its new generation of reactors, with only one being under development.
India has had a limited number of new reactors in operation for almost 20 years, and had started building new reactors at the same time as the Fukushima disaster in March 2011.
The National Democratic Alliance government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the reactors are designed to provide a low-carbon power source, and that the construction and operation of the reactors will be completed by the end of 2022.
The government has said there will be no further delays to the development and operation.