Nuclear Power Generation In India Increased By 23% In 2012: AEC Chairman
Nuclear power generation in India increased by 23 percent over the previous year, and the average annual availability of reactors went up from 83 to 91 percent, said the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), R. K. Sinha.
Addressing the IAEA’s 56th annual general conference at Vienna on Wednesday, he said that the production of fuel from pressurized heavy water reactors (PHWR) has shot up by 15 percent.
He said told the conference that India has enhanced its activities relating to uranium exploration.
“As a result of this we have been able to identify new resources of uranium and in the last five years the reserves have registered a steep increase of about 70 percent,” he stated.