India needs to step up its nuclear game, say experts


India needs to step up its nuclear game, say experts

“Even though coal will be the mainstay of India’s power for many years to come, there will come a time when we have to reach a non-coal system, and in that scenario, I cannot see anything except nuclear energy,” said Anil Kakodkar, former chairperson of the Atomic Energy Commission.

He was speaking at the release of a task force report on ‘Nuclear Power: India’s Development Imperative’ by the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF). Kakodkar headed the task force.

He expressed the need for India to speed up its nuclear energy production, noting that while China began much after India, its programme was already much ahead of India. “India has made commitments for helping mitigate climate change, and move onto cleaner energy.

lso, the energy requirements of the nation are going to increase over the following years. While solar and wind energy can be used as distributed energy, Read More