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Dr. Jitendra Singh Unveil 10th Nuclear Energy Conclave

  • The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Dr. Jitendra Singh said that India has vindicated the vision of the founding father of country’s Nuclear Energy Programme, Dr. Homi J. Bhabha when he had said that India’s nuclear programme will be used for peaceful purposes. Delivering the inaugural address at the 10th Nuclear Energy Conclave here today.
  • He said that the Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Government has focussed on non-power applications of nuclear energy. The same principle has been promoted in other departments also such as Department of Space where the use of space technology is being encouraged for the benefit of the common man.
  • Dr. Singh said that the Cabinet has given its approval for construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).
  • He also informed the audience about the “Hall of Nuclear Power”- India’s first permanent exhibition on nuclear power has been built in the national capital. This helps the students and the younger generation to understand the basics of nuclear energy.
  • He announced that the Kaiga Atomic Power Station (KAPS) has set a new world record among pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWRs) with one of its units operating uninterrupted for 895 days as of today.
  • The AEC Chairman said that at present, there are nine (9) nuclear power reactors at various stages of construction in India and twelve (12) more nuclear power reactors have been accorded administrative approval.

Published On : 27 Oct 2018

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