The Centre is looking at doubling the nuclear power generation capacity to about 14,000 MW, Union minister Piyush Goyal said today even as he ruled out its becoming the main source of energy for the country.
Nuclear power’s long-term potential remains high, although its global expansion is projected to slow down in coming years, according to a new IAEA report on International Status and Prospects for Nuclear Power 2017.
IGCAR awards Rs 763.57 CR contract to Hindustan Construction Company to build fast breeder reactor facility
Infrastructure major, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) has been awarded a prestigious IGCAR (Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic Research) contract worth Rs 763.
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.