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India must not have 'irrational fears' for GM crops: Expert

The country needs to develop more Genetically Modified (GM) crops to cut down on the large imports of pulses, vegetables and edible oils and should not be swayed by irrational fears, Principal Scientific Advisor to the government R Chidambaram said Friday.

India should develop new technologies: Scientific advisor

India should develop capacity for new technologies, rather than buying proven ones, which would become outdated anyway if they are not upgraded, cautioned R. Chidambaram, principal scientific advisor to the government of India.

R Chidambaram stresses for India’s participation in global mega-science projects

Renowned Indian physicist and nuclear scientist R Chidambaram, stressed for India’s participation in critical science research while speaking at Calcutta University’s annual convocation in Kolkata on Friday.

India has excellent track record of N-safety: Top official

Safety of nuclear technology comes through a troika of design, operation and regulation, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India R Chidambaram said.

Nuclear power key to India`s development: Official

Despite protests against Kudankulam nuclear plant, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited plans to set up 20 nuclear reactors.

‘All concerns of anti-KNPP protesters addressed’

Principal Scientific Advisor to the govt R Chidambaram said the concerns of those opposing KNPP had been addressed.

`Nuclear energy is being accepted as mitigating technology`

Nuclear energy is now being accepted as an important "mitigating technology" in the context of climate change, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India R Chidambaram has said.