Updated June 8, 2017
- India's reliance on fossil fuels for electricity generation grew more than 20 percent between 1980 and 2014. In 2014, 81 percent of India's electricity came from fossil fuels.
- India had 6 GW of operating nuclear installed as of June 2017.
- In May 2017, India announced it would move forward with plans to construct 10 new nuclear reactors, which will provide an additional 7 GW of capacity.
- India nuclear power program is largely indigenous and aims to have 14.6 GW of nuclear capacity online by 2024 and 63 GW by 2032. If these goals are met, nuclear will supply 25 percent of India's electricity by 2050.
- India's future nuclear deployment is often exaggerated.