With public opposition to nuclear energy plants leading to land acquisition issues, AEC chairman R K Sinha today suggested that the government could allow it to use the sites earmarked for thermal plants to set up N-plants.
The AEC has said an expert team probing the cause of the fire mishap
at BARC in Mumbai last week,
which left two researchers dead, would soon be able to
identify the "scientific reason" that caused the accident.
Weather would become more erratic in
the coming years due to climate change and the country needed
to come out with drought-tolerant seeds and crop varieties to
promote food security and boost agricultural output.