Allow to set up N-plants at thermal power plant sites: AEC

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 Glocal University

Universities in rural settings are increasingly implementing global technologies to solve local problems, says former Atomic Energy Commission chief Dr Anil Kakodkar in a chat with Uma Keni Prabhu.

Nuclear projects needed to tackle energy challenges: Kakodkar

Former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar said though Japan`s March 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster has dampened the sentiments for nuclear energy in India.

Only nuclear & solar power can meet India`s needs: Dr Anil Kakodkar

Only the nuclear and the solar power can meet the mammoth energy requirements of India, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar said here on Sunday.

India`s 21st nuclear reactor at Kudankulam starts fission

The much awaited event for the Indian nuclear establishment, the first unit at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) and India`s 21st reactor, began nuclear fission process.

‘Kudankulam Unit-1 at advanced stage of commissioning’

India is at an advanced stage of commissioning the Unit-1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power project and fast completing its first commercial Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) at Kalpakkam.

IAEA review of nuclear regulator after recast: Officials

Seeking to instil confidence in burgeoning atomic power sector, India is planning to ask the IAEA to conduct a peer review of its nuclear regulatory system.

Kudankulam unit-1 to be commissioned in 2 weeks: AEC

The much-delayed Kudankulam project is set to be commissioned within the next two weeks as nuclear scientists have entered the final lap of a series of tests on its safety and efficacy.

India committed to nuclear safety, says AEC chief

India is committed to nuclear safety and will implement the International Atomic Energy Agency`s (IAEA) "Action Plan on Nuclear Safety", a top nuclear expert has said.

Kudankulam N-plant full-load commissioning by Dec:

The Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu is expected to begin full-load generation of 1000 MW from its first unit by December, an AEC.

Youths to be destructive force, unless given opportunity: Kakodkar

Noted nuclear scientist on Friday warned that the country`s youth force could well turn into a major destructive force unless they are provided with opportunities to fulfill their aspirations.

CAG questions delay in giving legal status to N-regulator AERB

The AERB was constituted through an executive order in 1983 and reports to the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

India needs to wait for few decades to use thorium in reactor

Atomic Energy Commission on Wednesday said the country has to wait for a few more decades to use thorium as the base for nuclear reactors.

Pak increases Atomic Energy Commission`s budget

Energy-starved Pakistan has increased the budget of its Atomic Energy Commission by a whopping 78 per cent to Rs 39.2 billion for the next fiscal year.

Health ministry to manage Bhopal Memorial Hospital

Last year, the Union Cabinet had asked the Department of Atomic Energy and Department of Biotechnology to take over the administration of the BMHRC.

Five nuclear energy parks to be set up

The Centre has given its nod for setting up five nuclear energy parks each with a generation capacity of 10,000 MW.

Expert team to soon identify cause of BARC mishap: AEC

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.

Develop seeds, crop varieties tolerant to drought: Kakodkar

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.