IAEA Director General to visit India next week

The Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano, who will begin his two-day visit to India on January 17, will meet Indian nuclear scientists and visit various institutions of the Department of Atomic Energy.

Mumbai: The Director General of
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano, who
will begin his two-day visit to India on January 17, will meet
Indian nuclear scientists and visit various institutions of
the Department of Atomic Energy.

Amano will inaugurate the 21st Annual Conference of
Indian Nuclear Society on `Impact of Radiation Technology
on Human Health and Environment` on January 17.
He will also visit Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, and
`Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in
Cancer` at Kharghar at Navi Mumbai, DAE sources said.

On January 18, he will be visiting Kalpakkam in Tamil
Nadu which houses the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research
(IGCAR), Nuclear Power Corporation`s two operating indigenous
Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors, and BHAVNI`s under-
-construction Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor(PFBR).

India has gifted indigenously developed technology for
treatment of cancer -- `Bhabhatron`-- to Vietnam and Sri Lanka
through the IAEA`s Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy. One
more will be made available to one of the African countries,
according to sources in DAE.
Amano will present the Indian Nuclear Society`s Homi
Bhabha Lifetime Achievement Award to former AEC Chairman Anil
Kakodkar, who played a vital role in the Indo-US nuclear deal.

The IAEA Director General will also present the INS
Outstanding Service Award, INS Young Scientists and Engineers
Award, and INS Science Communication Award.

PTI

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