Civil N-liability Bill will boost public confidence: Banerjee

Chairman Atomic Energy Commission Dr Srikumar Banerjee today said the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill passed by Parliament will go a long way in increasing public confidence.

Last Updated: Sep 22, 2010, 23:17 PM IST

Mumbai: Chairman Atomic Energy Commission Dr
Srikumar Banerjee today said the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill
passed by Parliament will go a long way in increasing public
confidence.

Speaking at the 54th general conference of the
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at Vienna, Banerjee
said, "Recently Indian Parliament passed the Civil Liability
for Nuclear damage Bill, 2010 after extensive debate.

This legislation will go a long way in increasing public
confidence and in creating a predictable environment in which
leading nuclear vendors can participate in Indian nuclear
programme, he said.

He told the international nuclear community that India is
also in the process of setting up the Global Centre for
Nuclear Energy Partnership (GCNEP) which will provide a forum
for joint work with our international partners in areas of
topical interest.

Banerjee also informed the general conference that based
on the already established indigenous technology, India is
expanding its uranium enrichment capacity which will meet a
part of the requirements of light water reactors.

"Setting up adequate reprocessing capability has been an
important element of our closed fuel cycle based programme.
Recently, India has commenced engineering activities for
setting up of an Integrated Nuclear Recycle Plant with
facilities for both reprocessing of spent fuel and waste
management," he said.

PTI