India is aggressively shopping for nuclear fuel and technology to ramp its energy production. But this will be expensive and risky. Read this special report by Down To Earth to know what this means in terms of cost, technology and safety.

To run on imported fuel; IAEA safeguard nod soon.

Anil Sasi

New Delhi, Oct. 13 After being held up for well over two years due to fuel shortages, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) expects to get the two new units of the Rajasthan Atomic Power Station (RAPS) up and running by January.

Mumbai: The second two-day Indo-French Nuclear Business Meet will begin in the city on October 14.

Nearly 500 Indian and French nuclear industry players and decision-makerswill get the opportunity to exchange ideas on nuclear cooperation with respect to various aspects including technical, business and economics.

National Aluminium Company (Nalco), a leading producer of aluminium in the country, intends to enter the energy sector as an independent power producer.

The company is exploring thermal, hydro and nuclear route to achieve this ambition.

The loading of fuel for the first unit of the 2,000-MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project in Tamil Nadu will be the main agenda at the joint coordination committee meeting of the Nuclear Power Corp of India (NPCIL) and Russian agency AtomStroy Export, beginning on Tuesday.

WITH nuclear cooperation with France set to intensify, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh expressed hope that his visit to France would lead to building up the partnership in atomic energy.

MUMBAI: Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Anil Kakodkar said an inadequate uranium supply had made the task of maintaining the pace of the nuclear power generation programme a very challenging task.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) plans to raise

TIRUNELVELI: Hinting that the Koodankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) might house eight 1,000 MW reactors instead of the originally planned six units, S.K. Jain, Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited (NPCIL) Chairman and Managing Director, has said that Jaitapur in Maharashtra would have six French nuclear reactors each with the capacity of 1,650 MW.

Deal between India and United States spurs investment rush.

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