India has declared that nuclear energy is vital for meeting the challenge of climate change and suggested supporting efforts to promote its public acceptance amid growing opposition to nuclear power and plans by some countries to phase out their atomic generation plants.
The current NDA government’s thrust on science, space research and nuclear energy has resulted in the unprecedented approval in “fleet mode” for construction of 10 nuclear reactors of 700 MW each, Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
India-Russia needs another nuclear power plant besides one at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu to bring greater localisation in effect.
An Energy Efficiency Expert claims that industries and power plants in Bangladesh can save up to 50 percent of energy using heat recovery technologies.
India is one of the crucial seven nations pursuing the construction of the world’s largest tokamak fusion device, a donut-shaped configuration designed to produce 500 MW of thermal fusion energy, an Indian official associated with the project said.
India will go ahead with the deal to purchase the S-400 Triumf missile defence system as well as frigates and helicopters from Russia despite the US sanctions imposed on Moscow, according to a former Indian diplomat, who is now a foreign policy analyst.
Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said that India would need clean and cost-effective nuclear power to meet its increasing demand for energy that is bound to go up by 4.
The world is applauding India’s efforts in meeting its target under the Paris Agreement and waking up to the reality of major economies failing to meet theirs.
India has been seeking to increase the nuclear energy component of its power matrix with 25 per cent share coming from nuclear energy by 2050.
India has so far inked 13 civil nuclear agreements since the time Indo-US civil nuclear deal ended its isolation.