Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI) is a Government Company under the administrative control of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) incorporated on 22nd October
Department of Atomic Energy is planning to set up 2 x 600 MW prototype fast breeder reactor at Kalpakkam near Chennai in Tamil Nadu. Currently, the department is constructing a 500 prototype fast breeder there which is likely to achieve commercial operation by end of October 2017. Once achieved, it will become the first reactor deployed for commercial use in the world.
Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015, was introduced in the Lok Sabha today to amend the Atomic Energy Act. The Bill will enable Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) to enter into joint ventures with other public sector undertakings to fast track nuclear power projects in the country. The amendment was introduced to streamline the expansion of nuclear power, utility and establishment for peaceful purpose.
The Minister of State in the Department of Atomic of Energy (DAE) Jitendra Singh moved the The Atomic Energy (Amendment) Bill, 2015, as the government wanted to expedite nuclear reactor projects in order to meet the requirements of electricity and energy in India. The reports also said that the restrictions were being faced in terms of financial implications.
The move will help ge
Canada has sent the first uranium consignment of 250 tonnes to India for its nuclear power reactors, over two years after the civil nuclear deal signed between the two countries came into force. In April, Cameco signed a uranium supply contract with India after the nuclear cooperation agreement between Canada and India came into force in September 2013. According to the Canadian government, the contract to supply 7.1 million pounds of uranium concentrate (about 2,730 tonnes uranium) to India's Department of Atomic Energy was worth around Canadian Dollars 350 million ($262 million).