AMIDST increasing resistance from Trinamool Congress activists, West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has urged the Centre to take a stronger stand if the mega Haripur nuke power venture in the state is to see the light of day.

FRENCH industrial engineering major Alstom will formalise its tripartite joint venture agreement with state-owned Bhel and Nuclear Power Corporation over the next few months to help it tap about 45,000 mw of nuclear power, expected to come up in India over the next 10-15 years.

The draft nuclear liability bill indemnifies the supplier of a nuclear plant and caps the liability of the operator in the event of an accident. The indemnity for suppliers is meant to please multinational plant vendors who wish to be free of liability even for accidents that result from a design flaw.

NEW DELHI: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and NTPC joint venture is likely to build two 700 MWe nuclear power plants at a site identified by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

The real civil nuclear liability: we are not being compensated for having the wrong debate. Why the Nuclear Liability Bill is not a conspiracy against Indian people by the Indian government has been conclusively demonstrated in these pages. However, the bill may be reconsidered in that the government may amend some of the headline numbers.

INDIA is expected to produce 35,000 MW of nuclear power by 2020, a senior official from Atomic Energy Commission said.

land acquisition hurdles, Nuclear Power Corp of India Ltd (NPCIL) remains serious about executing the 6,000-mw civilian nuke power project in Haripur in West Bengal.

NEW DELHI: The much-debated nuclear liability bill, critical to participation of US firms in atomic commerce with India, seems headed for the standing committee on energy with contradictions emerging over liabilities that will be incurred by state operators and foreign firms in case of a mishap.

Even as international nuclear power producers keenly watch the fate of the Civil Nuclear Liability Bill in India, as many as 62 countries eager to launch or expand their nuclear energy programmes assemble in Paris next week to explore the possibility of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in this sector.

Interview with Anil Kakodkar, who recently retired as Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

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