Nuclear Power in India

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  1. Hindustani78

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    Cabinet approves construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR)



    In a significant decision to fast-track India’s domestic nuclear power programme, and give a push to country’s nuclear industry, the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for construction of 10 units of India’s indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR).


    Cabinet approves taking over of Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati by Department of Atomic Energy


    The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the following:

    [​IMG] (i) Taking over Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) and bringing it under the administrative control of Tata Memorial Centre, an Aided institution of DAE;

    (ii) Augmentation of additional manpower of 166 posts in medical, paramedical and support positions.


    Department of Atomic Energy
    27-December, 2017 18:56 IST
    Acquisition of Uranium Reserves
    Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), which has a mandate to identify and evaluate mineral resources of uranium, has so far established 2,73,956 tonne in situ U3O8 (2,32,315 tonne U) as on November, 2017. State-wise details of the uranium resources are given below:



    State
    Uranium resource
    U3O8 (t)
    U (t)

    Andhra Pradesh
    1,44,541
    1,22,570

    Telangana
    18,550
    15,731

    Jharkhand
    67,712
    57,420

    Meghalaya
    23,040
    19,538

    Rajasthan
    9,421
    7,989

    Karnataka
    4,682
    3,970

    Chhattisgarh
    3,986
    3,380

    Uttar Pradesh
    785
    666

    Uttarakhand
    100
    85

    Himachal Pradesh
    784
    665

    Maharashtra
    355
    301

    Total
    2,73,956
    2,32,315


    This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Department of Atomic Energy
    27-December, 2017 18:55 IST
    Target for Atomic Energy The target of nuclear energy generation in the XI Five Year Plan (2007-2012) was 163,395 Million Units (MUs), which was revised to 124,608 MUs at MTA stage.

    The actual generation in the XI Five Year Plan was 109,642 MUs. The shortfall in generation was on account of lower generation due to non availability of indigenous uranium in the required quantity, delay in fruition of international cooperation resulting in delay in availability of imported uranium and shifting of completion of the Kudankulam (KKNPP-1&2, 2 X 1000 MW) and Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) projects to XII Plan.

    The Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Units 1&2 (KKNPP 1&2) has been completed and these units are currently in commercial operation. The delay in completion of these units was one of the reasons for the shortfall in achievement of generation target of XI five year plan. The project completion was delayed on account of local protests in 2011 severely impeding work for about six months and its domino effect, litigations against the project in courts and fulfilling of directions of Supreme Court by Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL) and other agencies. The Government and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited enhanced public outreach manifold to allay the apprehensions and concerns of local people about safety of the project and all related issues.

    This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.

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    Department of Atomic Energy
    28-December, 2017 16:50 IST
    Generation of nuclear power


    Seventy years since the constitution of the Atomic Energy Commission in 1948, the total installed capacity of nuclear power in India has reached 6,780 MWe, comprising 22 nuclear reactors.

    The installed capacity is expected to increase gradually, to 22,480 MW (including PFBR, 500 MW being implemented by Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited [BHAVINI]) by 2031 on progressive completion of projects under construction and accorded administrative approval & financial sanction by the Government of India.

    The low installed capacity base of nuclear power in the country is mainly on account of the technology development in an international embargo regime that persisted from 1974 to 2008 and constraint of resources faced during the initial decades of the nuclear power programme, as it had to depend solely on budgetary support. The low share of nuclear power in the total installed capacity is on account of its low capacity base.

    The average tariff of nuclear power in the financial year 2016-17 was Rs 2.95 per unit, with tariffs of stations ranging from Rs 1.07 in case of the oldest station TAPS 1&2 to Rs 4.10 in respect of the latest station, KKNPP 1&2. The present tariff norms for nuclear power are based on recovery of relevant costs and a return on equity of 15.5%, to be grossed up with normal tax rate applicable during each year of the tariff period. The norms are similar to that notified by various Electricity Regulatory Commissions for other electricity generating technologies.

    Nuclear is a clean, environment friendly base load source of power available 24X7. It also has huge potential which will ensure long term energy security of the country in a sustainable manner. Therefore nuclear energy is an important component of the country’s energy mix and is being pursued along with other sources of energy in an optimal manner.

    This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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    Department of Atomic Energy
    28-December, 2017 16:47 IST

    Taking over of Cancer Institute


    The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has taken over Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati, under its ambit.

    The most important task is to ensure that patients from North-Eastern Region get quality cancer care in this hospital by providing the following:

    1. High dose radio-isotope therapy facilities for the first time in the north-east
    2. Highly subsidized anti-cancer drugs to all patients
    • Treatment using Linear Accelerator, CT Scan & PET Scan machine
    1. Physical infrastructure up-gradation of existing old hospital buildings
    2. Various academic courses for capacity development in oncology.
    This was stated by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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    India, Uzbekistan sign agreement on uranium import


    AHMEDABAD: India and Uzbekistan signed an agreement on importing uranium from the Central Asian nation following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 here on Friday.

    The two sides also signed an agreement for a line of credit of $200 million from India for financing housing and social infrastructure projects in Uzbekistan.

    "Both leaders witnessed the exchange of the contract between the Department of Atomic Energy of India and the Novoi Minerals and Metallurgical Company of the Republic of Uzbekistan on long-term supply of uranium ore concentrate for India's energy requirements," the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

    It stated that Modi expressed his satisfaction on the progress and implementation of various decisions taken during the state visit of Mirziyoyev to India in 2018.




    Referring to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation between Gujarat and the Andijan region of Uzbekistan signed during the state visit, Modi expressed the hope that as a result of President Mirziyoyev's visit, the relationship between Uzbekistan and India and region-to-region cooperation between Andijan and Gujarat would be further strengthened.


    To attract investments in the pharmaceutical sector, an Uzbek-Indian Free Pharmaceutical Zone is being developed in the Andijan region, which is on the southeastern side of Uzbekistan, near its border with Kyrgyzstan.

    Pharmaceutical products, mechanical equipment, vehicles, services, optical instruments and equipment are India's major exports to Uzbekistan.

    India imports fruit and vegetable products, services, fertilisers, juice products, extracts and lubricants from the Central Asian nation.

    Mirziyoyev informed Modi that Uzbekistan attaches high priority to attracting investments from India and mentioned the sectors of IT, education, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, agri-business and tourism as some of the priority areas for Uzbekistan's prospective cooperation with India.

    Modi also thanked President Mirziyoyev for his support for the first-ever India-Central Asia Dialogue held at the level of foreign ministers in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on January 12-13 where important discussions took place on supporting peace and development efforts in Afghanistan.

    Prior to his talks with Mirziyoyev, Modi held a meeting with Prime Minister Malta Joseph Muscat who has also come to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat Summit.

    "Discussed growing economic linkages and agreed to enhance mutual cooperation in sectors such as renewable energy, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, air connectivity and tourism," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted.

    http://www.newindianexpress.com/nat...sign-agreement-on-uranium-import-1926805.html
     
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