Research institutions should strive for commercial productions of carbon nano tubes (CNT). These will bear a huge impact in ensuring energy independence for the country
INDIA has to go for nuclear power gen- eration in a big way using thorium- based reactors, former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam said.

INDIAN companies such as Essar, London-listed Vedanta and a subsidiary of shipmaker Varun Industries are scouting around for opportunities to explore and mine uranium in countries like Australia, Canada and parts of Africa which have deposits of the mineral used to power nuclear reactors.

Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, on Thursday said the development of thorium-based energy would be the next challenge before the country to meet its growing power requirement.

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.

Sri Lanka government yesterday said that India is likely to share its nuclear technology with Sri Lanka for power generation using thorium as the main source of energy.

Mr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

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Gandhinagar, May 28

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