India is rich in certain atomic or nuclear minerals. Uranium mines are located in Singhbhum in Bihar and parts of Rajasthan. More abundant sources are monazite sands on the shores of Kerala. Thorium is derived from these sands. Placer deposits of Bihar have further enlarged our nuclear mineral reserves. Cheralite and zircomium deposits in India are among the world's largest reserves. Likewise graphite is another atomic mineral and is also known to exist in the Eastern Hills. India has four atomic power planes
They are located at Tarapur on Maharashtra-Gujarat border on the Arabian Sea Coast, Rawatbhat near Kota in Rajasthan, Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu and Narora on the banks of Ganga in western Uttar Pradesh.