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Thorium-Based Nuclear Reactors 

Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has planned the use of large deposits of Thorium available in the country as a long-term option. A three-stage nuclear power programme has been chalked out to use Thorium as a viable and sustainable option, right at the inception of India’s nuclear power programme. The three stage nuclear power programme aims to multiply the domestically ...

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Power Generation Through Nuclear Energy 

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) set up in 1958, is the apex body regarding use of nuclear energy, it formulates policy of the Department of Atomic Energy in all matters concerning nuclear energy. The targets for nuclear power generation are set on an annual basis, as a part of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)’s annual Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) ...

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Growth of Beach Sand Mineral Industry in Odisha – Calls for urgent attention by the State Govt

.  Odisha not only possess huge mineral deposits of Iron, Coal, Bauxite and Chromium; but also has a substantial quantity of Beach Sand deposits. The effective mining of Beach sand, beneficiations and conversion to value added products within Odisha will accelerate the industrial development of the state. R C Patnaik, the Former Executive of Indian Rare Earth Ltd, Chatrapur in ...

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Exploitation of Atomic Minerals

 Government of India is aware of the fact that 10.98 million tonnes of resources of Molybdenum Ore is located in Tamil Nadu. However, Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has not taken up any project for exploitation of Molybdenum available near Harur Taluk, Dharmapuri District in Tamil Nadu. Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic ...

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Setting UP of Nuclear Plants

During the last three years and the current year, the Government has accorded administrative approval and financial sanction for construction of twelve (12) nuclear power reactors – ten (10) indigenous 700 MW Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWRs) to be set up in fleet mode & two (02) units of Light Water Reactors (LWRs) to be set up in cooperation with ...

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