The Department of Atomic Energy’s efforts to forge joint ventures with PSUs for building foreign nuclear reactors in the country has received a setback with the Railways declining its offer to enter a partnership for the purpose, a senior government official has said.
Construction of Units 5 and 6 at the India’s largest nuclear power plant at Kudankulam has reached implementation stage as Russian ASE Group of Companies (a part of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) inked three main contracts for the construction of new units.
The nuclear power sector in India is picking up speed but it is still far from replacing coal as the major source of power.
As Bangladesh readies for it first nuclear power plant at Rooppur, the field of nuclear education have been found to be wanting.
Sixty years ago today, the IAEA formally came into existence after 26 countries ratified its Statute, bringing it into force.
Under the new agreement, China’s uranium industry will fully employ its technological advantages, its nuclear research institutes, nuclear chemistry industry, aerial remote sensing centre and other units in its cooperation with Pakistan.
Big gap in nuclear science and technology education in India – Prashant Rawat of the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
India has an installed nuclear power capacity of 6,780 MW from 22 operational plants, and another 6,700 MW is expected to be generated by 2021-22 through projects under construction.