New facility at Kota in Rajasthan to manufacture 500 MT of fuel assemblies

Even as China has indicated its unwillingness to support India's attempt to enter the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the country will still go ahead with its plans to have 63,000 MW of nuclear capa

The leak at Kakrapar has been plugged but it is yet another reminder of the risks nuclear reactors pose. (Editorial)

Efforts underway to allay suppliers' concerns on liability

Increasing India’s nuclear capacity to 63,000 Mw by 2032 from the present 4,780 Mw was achievable, said R K Sinha, chairman, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

“No reason to follow Germany, Japan which are cutting down on nuclear energy”.

Concerns on high price remain

Following clearance from the Atomic Energy Commission and the Cabinet Committee on Security on Tuesday night, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd is all set to sign a ‘pre-early works agreement’ for six 1,000 MWe reactors with Westinghouse, official Indian sources said here on Wednesday.

The government's effort to find an honourable way around the constraint of the nuclear liability law without actually violating it ran into rough weather on Thursday with the opposition accusing it

There is no practical option to nuclear power. Accordingly, there is absolutely no shift of official policy regarding its prime role for meeting future needs regarding energy, R K Sinha, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission has said.

Also secretary of the department of atomic energy, he said so at the the ongoing international ministerial conference organised by the International Atomic Energy Association.

Supreme Court gave green signal to the commissioning of the Kudankulam nuclear power plant in Tamil Nadu. Read full text of this order.

Authorities want systems to work “exactly textbook like” before plant is commissioned

There was no major issue behind the delay in the commissioning of the 2000 MW nuclear power plant at Kudankulam, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission R.K. Sinha told a group of reporters here. Dr. Sinha said that since it was the first reactor of its kind to be constructed in India, the authorities wanted the systems worked “exactly textbook like” before the commissioning of the plant. This was the main reason for the delay.