Professor & Head of Nuclear Medicine Department of India’s premier institutions All India Institute Of Medical Science (AIIMS) CS Bal spoke to the Nuclear Asia about the progress of nuclear medicine in India and the challenges like shortage of manpower that contains the field from attaining its full potential.
Nuclear Energy Programme is imperative for the execution of the ambitious plans of the Indian Government for the country’s economy.
Nowadays each country interested in using nuclear power, makes the decision to build its first nuclear power plant taking into account numerous factors.
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.
The Indian Nuclear Energy sector is looking up but it has still a long way to go. Brain behind the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) Padma Shri Dr.
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.
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.
Light water reactors are more suited for India, says Shivaramu of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies
Nuclear technology in a common person’s understanding is synonymous with nuclear power generation.