T.S. Subramanian

It will cater for both the nuclear plant and NPCIL township

All set for pure supply: The desalination plant at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project site. In the background is the huge reactor building of the first unit (1000 MWe) which will be commissioned this year.

In a decision that will result in substantial monetary gains for states having uranium reserves, the Government on Friday revised the royalty rates for the mining of uranium according to the recommendations of a study group.

The Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) of India is on the look out for uranium mines around the world in order to ensure supplies for nuclear power plants in the country.

FIRST MAJOR FUEL SUPPLY PACT AFTER INDO-US DEAL TO BOOST NUCLEAR GENERATION

If the private sector was hoping to play a major role in nuclear power generation following the deal with the US, it is in for
disappointment. Changes in the existing law being planned envisage all private participation through only joint venture with state-owned Nuclear Power Corporation and limit their investment to 26% equity in such ventures.

BY RASHME SEHGAL
NEW DELHI

India is kick starting its nuclear facilities by setting up 21 nuclear power projects based on three different technologies. These include the setting up of six French reactors of 1,600 MW, four Russian reactors of 1,000 MW and four American reactors of 1,500 MW within the next five years.

Bloomberg / Mumbai October 12, 2008, 0:01 IST

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), the country

Power from coal leaves a stink, and there isn

As India gears up for general elections, Political parties will find it hard to explain to their voters a phenomenon that is set to unfold. There seems to be no solution to the acute shortage of fuels that threatens to cripple power generation in the country.

PSU APPROACHING INTERNATIONAL FIRMS FOR ESTABLISHING JOINT VENTURES

Dheeraj Tiwari & Subhash Naryanan
NEW DELHI

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