India develops portable kit to check water contamination

PIB
National Centre for Compositional Characterisation of Materials (NCCCM), Chemistry Group, BARC, located at Hyderabad has developed a portable visual detection kit for detection of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)] between 5 to 500 ng/ml (ppb) range in water within 5 minutes.

India to undertake massive expansion of Uranium program

PIB
Uranium Corporation of India Ltd. has outlined a plan for massive expansion, said the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Punjab and Uttarakhand to have nuclear power plants

PTI
The government plans to set up nuclear power plants in north India, including one each in Uttarakhand and Punjab, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

June 2017 deadline for Indo-US civil nuclear deal to be missed – M K Narayanan

IANS
The June 2017 deadline for operationalising the Indo-US civil nuclear cooperation will “certainly” be missed, former National Security Adviser MK Narayanan said here on Monday.

Maharashtra to purchase power from Jaitapur nuclear power plant only if it`s affordable

PTI
Maharashtra will purchase power generated at the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power plant in the state only if it is affordable, a highly-placed source in the Devendra Fadnavis government said today.

Work on Jaitapur nuclear power plant to start by 2018 – France

PTI
Foreign Secretary of France, Christian Masset, today said the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project was important for his country and its work would start by the next year.

Nuclear power has high return on investment – R B Grover

PTI
Homi Bhabha Chair Professor, Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Ravi Bhushan Grover today said that emphasis should be on use of nuclear energy, considering the emerging demand and constraints of conventional resources.