Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 02-February, 2017  Commissioning of Unit II of KNPP Government has received request from Government of Tamil Nadu to expedite early commissioning of Unit II of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) and make it fully operational. The second unit of Kudankulam project (KKNPP-2 – 1000 MW) was connected to the…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 02-February, 2017 Involvement of Private Sector in Nuclear Power Generation Proposals for setting up of ten indigenous Pressurised Heavy Water Reactors each of 700 MW and two Light Water Reactors each of 1000 MW (Kudankulam Units-5&6) with foreign cooperation have been prepared and finalised. These are presently under consideration…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 02-February, 2017 Share of Nuclear Energy in Electricity Generation The share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation in the country was about 3.4% in the year 2015-16. The share of nuclear power in total electricity generation is planned to be progressively increased by addition of nuclear power…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 02-February, 2017 Safety Measures at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant The Kudankulam reactors deploy passive safety features, namely the Passive Decay Heat Removal System, additional system for Core Passive Flooding, Passive Filtering Systems, etc. Post Fukushima, a task force of NPCIL constituted for safety evaluation found KKNPP design to be…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 02-February, 2017 Setting Up of Nuclear Plant at Kavali in Andhra Pradesh At present, the Site Selection Committee of the Government is exploring the possibility of identifying a suitable coastal site in Andhra Pradesh for locating nuclear power plants with Russian cooperation. Some sections of local people and certain…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 20-December, 2016 Year End review: Department of Atomic Energy 2016 : Unit 1, (1000 MWe) of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KKNPP) was dedicated to the nation on August 10, 2016 by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Russian President Shri Vladimir Putin. Unit 2 (1000 MWe) of…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 17-December, 2016 Tata Hospital Mumbai records 100% ‘cashless’ transaction Tata Memorial Centre Cancer Hospital, Mumbai, which functions under the aegis of Department of Atomic Energy Govt of India, has achieved 100% “cashless” transaction through the use of exclusive hospital – specific multipurpose pre- paid “Smartcard” which is infact a…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 15-December, 2016 Joint Venture by NPCIL for Production of Electricity At present, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is the sole agency producing electricity from nuclear power in the country. However, another company, Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) is also authorised to generate electricity from nuclear power….

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 15-December, 2016 Treatment of Cancer Through Radio Therapy In the last two decades there has been a continuous increase in availability of Radiation Oncology facilities for cancer care in India and the number of treatment units (Linear Accelerators and Telecobalts) have increased from less than 250 in the year…

Department of Atomic Energy Press Release 14-December, 2016 Treatment of Hazardous Wastes Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), a constituent unit of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has transferred a number of technologies to many private entrepreneurs on non-exclusive basis as per the following categories:- S.No. Name of the Technologies Transferred in the areas of commercial…

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