India is promoting nuclear energy Posted On: Aug 05, 2016

According to the Union Minister Piyush Goyal, India is prepared to increase the production of nuclear energy on a large scale with more focus on using clean energy resources.

The renewed thrust has been received in the nuclear energy, all credits to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India signed the nuclear deal with US in 2008 but there has been a break since then until 2014. Currently, India is into missile technology regime. The amount of progress in the last two years has been commendable and India is ready to enter the nuclear age in a big way.

India is looking to increase the production of clean energy source significantly without compromising on the safety measures and at the same time ensuring that nuclear power is made affordable. These two stipulations will help to promote nuclear energy in a big way. India is also keen in getting Uranium supplies soon.

India is close to setting a technology framework and is very close to getting into the nuclear suppliers group. At present, India has a nuclear power capacity of about 6,000 MW. The country has significant resources of thorium in the southern coastline of Tamil Nadu but the technology is still not tried and tested. But the technology would soon be proven so that the indigenous raw material, important for India’s energy security could be utilised fully.

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