NPCIL holding programmes to sensitise people on nuclear energy


Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has been conducting programmes to generate awareness about the various positive aspects of the nuclear energy, a senior official of the corporation said here.


"Nuclear energy is very safe and it is the future of the country. There should not be any doubts in the use of nuclear power for the development of the country," NPCIL Outstanding Scientist and Executive Director (Procurement) O P Arora told PTI here yesterday.


"After protests from people at Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu, and at Mithivirdi village in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat against nuclear power projects, the NPCIL has been conducting public awareness programmes to create awareness amongst the local population and remove doubts from their minds on safety of the nuclear power plant," he added.


Arora was in the city to flag off Asia's deaerator storage tanks, manufactured by a private company here, which will be installed at the Kakrapar Atomic Power Station (KAPS) near Surat. 


"The awareness programmes cover issues like nuclear power plant, radiation, environment impact, nuclear safety. The information is disseminated through lectures, films, pamphlets and plant visits. Quiz contests are also conducted for students," Arora said.