Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Tuesday that the country would discard plans to build any new nuclear reactors and said a new energy policy is on its way.

The statement came after the residents were allowed to temporarily revisit their homes in Fukushima, after their evacuation following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami which caused the current nuclear disaster.

The decision will discard the government's last year plans to construct 14 more nuclear plants by 2030. Kan earlier said that his country would sell nuclear technology to up-and-coming nations as a new source of income. India is one of the countries which is weighing heavily on nuclear energy now.

Japan, at present, has 54 nuclear reactors which contribute 30 percent of the country’s electricity needs.