Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on November, 30 led Bangladesh towards a future powered by nuclear energy as she formally launched the construction of the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP).
The world was urged on Sunday to take urgent action to reverse deterioration of the global environment at the opening of the 54th Global Environment Facility (GEF) council meeting in this Vietnamese port city.
As India and Russia inked the much awaited agreement on the last two units of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu, nuclear energy experts feel that the cooperation can be furthered by Moscow becoming part of ‘Make In India’ in the nuclear energy field.
India is one of the crucial seven nations pursuing the construction of the world’s largest tokamak fusion device, a donut-shaped configuration designed to produce 500 MW of thermal fusion energy, an Indian official associated with the project said.
Indian nuclear experts see the tripartite agreement between India, Russia and Bangladesh to cooperate for the construction of the Rooppur Nuclear power Plant as a start in the right direction and contend that it would strengthen India’s case for entry into Nuclear Suppliers’ Group (NSG) as well.
While the global nuclear industry seems entering an era of nuclear decommissioning, India is gearing for a mini-renaissance.
India has so far inked 13 civil nuclear agreements since the time Indo-US civil nuclear deal ended its isolation.
Riding on the important success achieved by Bangladesh economy as it walked into the ‘Developing Country’ category, the country is now outlining the course of its new development stage by focusing on power generation through nuclear energy.
The current NDA government’s thrust on science, space research and nuclear energy has resulted in the unprecedented approval in “fleet mode” for construction of 10 nuclear reactors of 700 MW each, Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office Jitendra Singh said on Thursday.
Addressing climate change will require an energy system transformation so enormous that we cannot afford to say “no” to any technology that reduces CO2 emissions.