India is making remarkable advancements in nuclear technology and is a very important partner of International Atomic Energy Agency, the global nuclear watchdog’s Director General Yukiya Amano said on Wednesday.
The government today said that WestingHouse has expressed willingness to continue with the Kovadda nuclear plant.
India’s atomic power plant operator will restart its second 1,000 MW unit at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu in two weeks’ time while the first unit of similar capacity will be stopped for refuelling in mid-April, a senior official said on Monday.
Australian Minister for Resources, Mr Matthew Canavan, currently on a three-day visit to India, met the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region
The Narendra Modi government might be going gaga over its performance in power generation, but when it comes to achieving targets it has performed worse than most state governments
India is exploring new locations, in addition to those already identified, to build nuclear power plants and meet its generation goal, a government official with direct knowledge of the matter said.
The government has set a target of generating 1,229.4 billion units in 2017-18 from thermal, hydro and nuclear sources along with imports from Bhutan, Central Electricity Authority data showed.
“THERE REMAINS a stigma about nuclear energy in general public and that needs to be addressed,” said an expert from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, here on Wednesday.
According to media reports, an ISRO professor said that all of Indias energy need will soon be satiated by the moon. India will have to mine Helium 3 from the moon first though.
India does not expect fallout from the financial meltdown at Toshiba Corp to halt plans to buy six nuclear reactors from the Japanese company’s US nuclear unit Westinghouse, a senior government official told Reuters on Friday.