In a major bid to make India a global player in nuclear power sector, the Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi led government is contemplating to allow Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the nuclear power area.
Nuclear technology is not only helping Bangladesh’s power woes, but are also working to meet its food requirement.
The Indian Government has informed the Parliament that cyber-security has been further strengthened following the detection of malware in one of the administrative computers at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant.
Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is working on design of Small Modular Reactors, however, any commercialisation of technology will take place only when the construction of existing nuclear technology has been completed.
Kudankulam Nuclear Plant’s critical digital assets not susceptible to cyber-attack: Experts Revelations of cyber intrusions in the network of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant by a North Korean hacker group had sent the Indian populace in a frenzy.
Rosatom has expressed interest in collaborating with Indian companies not only for the construction large nuclear power plants, but also to jointly work on small and medium sized reactors that could provide solutions for power woes in densely populated countries.
The indigenously designed and manufactured Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), the crucial link towards India’s aim to harness thorium’s atomic power, continues to miss its deadline to achieve criticality owing to some “teething” problems.
The first of the 10 indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) planned in India at Gorakhpur Haryana Anu Vidyut Pariyojana (GHAVP) is expected to have its first concrete pour soon.
Bangladesh’s first nuclear power plant’s construction is underway as per the schedule. Besides, training its personnel to operate the plant, the Bangladesh government is putting policy in place to manage nuclear waste.
Indian Nuclear scientists and policy maker on Friday called for nuclear power more cost effective to make it more competitive vis-a-vis other renewable resources.