Consequent upon Civil Nuclear Cooperation, the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has been importing Uranium Ore to meet the Fuel requirements of Safeguarded Nuclear Power Plants.
Agreements for import of uranium have been signed with M/s. JSC TVEL Corporation, Russia; M/s. JSC NAC Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan, and M/s. CAMECO, Canada.
Russia, Kazakhstan and Canada are the countries supplying uranium as on date for creating uranium reserve.
The country-wise details of imports of uranium during the last two years:
|Name of the Firm & Country/Year||2014-15||2015-16|
|Quantity in (MT)|
|M/s. JSC TVEL Corporation, Russia||296.54*||303.78*|
|M/s. JSC NAC Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan||283.4#||NIL|
|M/s. Cameco, Canada||NIL||250.74#|
* In the form of Natural Uranium Di-oxide Pellets.
$ In the form of Enriched Uranium Di-oxide Pellets.
# In the form of Natural Uranium Ore-Concentrate.
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on July 20.