Electricity Production by Nuclear Power – Present Scenario and Future Prospect
Satyendra Nath Mishra, 2002, Electricity Production by Nuclear Power: Present Scenario and Future Prospect. Presented at Annual Essay Competition organized by Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India. Held at Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, India, (October 23-31, 2002)
36 Pages Posted: 24 May 2013 Last revised: 26 Oct 2014
Date Written: 2002
This essay covers the contemporary issues related to nuclear power production in India and its related uses. It covers the present status of nuclear electricity generation in India, future potential, different sources of nuclear fuel, and environmental issues. In additional to this, a comparative [dis]advantage of nuclear fuel is discussed in terms of greenhouse gas emission, safety standards, economics, and sustainability over other fuel sources like hydro and coal. This essay discusses India's three stage nuclear power program, which has emphasis on self dependence in nuclear fuel production. In the end, the essay discusses other spin off advantages of nuclear energy in other fields like agriculture, medicine, etc.
Keywords: nuclear power, electricity, spin off, India
JEL Classification: Q40, Q49, J28, N5
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation