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
In India, though a power starved country, nuclear power generation is being resisted. Currently, nuclear power forms a distant 4th in terms of generation, after thermal, hydro-electric and renewable sources like solar and wind power. Though India started ambitiously in 2010 and announced 63000 MW, it has withered away its chances after Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
Many nuclear projects are facing hurdles -Jaitapur and Haripur with state government refusing permission and public interest litigation in courts.
Despite all these opposition, the nuclear power generation are making slow progress. Despite severe protests Kudankulam Nuclear power plant has gone operational in 2014. India is also making progress in field of thorium-based fuels. It is working to des
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