Power News We love to talk!
Government plans to increase the nuclear power generation capacity of the country by three times in ten years, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said today. Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State in the PMO said while earlier five-year plan targets were set with regard to electricity generation from nuclear power plants, "with the establishment of Niti Aayog, the concept of five-year plans has lost relevance and the government proposes to make long term plans ranging from 7-15 years."
He said the government aims to increase the capacity for power generation by three times in ten years. Singh also said that a three stage nuclear power programme has been devised to efficiently utilise the large reserve of thorium in the country.
"India has gained experience over the entire thorium fuel cycle - fabrication, irradiation and reprocessing on a semi-industrial scale. Efforts are currently on to enlarge that experience to a bigger scale," he said.
- Sembcrop looks to buy two power projects in next 18 months Read more
- Punj Lloyd bags two orders worth Rs 483 cr from NTPC Read more
- IMG approves NHPC disinvestment Read more
- Kerala start-up listed in the global league of six firms for clean energy campaign Read more
- Tata Powers disqualification from 250-MW BEST auction stayed Read more
- India in talks to buy coking coal mines in South Africa Read more
- Gas price cut: the gainers and losers Read more
- Peak power deficit in April is 9,020 MW: CEA Read more
- Waste-to-energy units face hurdles Read more
- Structural slowdown likely in oil and gas industry: Icra Read more