N-fuel answer to country’s power needs, says Venkaiah

N-fuel answer to country’s power needs, says Venkaiah

City-based Atomic Mineral Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), which has adopted state-of-the-art exploration techniques to search for strategic minerals, found three lakh tonnes of uranium oxide reserves and 1,200 million tonnes of beach sand mineral resources in the country.

“More significantly, the quantum leap in uranium resource augmentation by AMD from around one lakh tonnes during the first 60 years of activities and a subsequent addition of around two lakh tonnes in the next 10 years is commendable,” vice-president M Venkaiah Naidu said at AMD headquarters at Begumpet on Thursday.

Addressing scientists and staff of AMD on the occasion of 70 years of exploration and research by the organisation, he pointed out that climate change was one of the foremost environmental concerns today. Read More

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