Nuclear energy is an inevitable option for India and the world, Sekhar Basu, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy said on the sidelines of an event organised by the Permanent Mission of India at the UN office in Vienna ahead of the annual general conference of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
With falling renewable energy prices worldwide, as seen from domestic rates of Rs 2.44 and Rs 3.
Despite being an attractive option to meet the increasing power demand in India, it has two major impediments to it – nuclear fuel and skilled manpower.
The Indian civil nuclear energy programme is unique in the sense that it has opted for closed fuel cycle programme with an added stress on nuclear waste reprocessing.
Ahead of the Japanese Prime Minister’s visit, India said today that Japan can make a substantive difference to its nuclear industry, and identified cooperation in civil nuclear energy and defence as two domains that portend the future direction of the bilateral ties.
Power-starved Pakistan today received a major boost as a China-backed 340 MW nuclear power plant in its Punjab province was inaugurated by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The head of the UN agency monitoring Iran’s compliance with nuclear deal said today that Tehran is implementing the agreement—but says the ultimate judgement on compliance with the deal rests with the six world powers that signed the pact with the Islamic Republic.