A press conference was organized at Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi on 13-June-2015 to highlight the achievements of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) during one year in the office of the present Government. Minister of State (Independent Charge) PMO, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh informed that decks have been cleared for the first-ever atomic energy plant to be set up in Haryana. He said that the northern States like Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh were so far somehow not actively involved in the atomic energy programme of India which was hitherto confined mostly to other parts of the country and therefore, with this new initiative, India’s atomic energy programme has assumed a pan-India visibility.
Dr. Ratan Kumar Sinha, Chairman, Atomic Energy Commission and Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy, provided answers to various questions including the recently constituted insurance pool for the Civil Nuclear Liability Act (CNLA). Director BARC, Sekhar Basu, CMD NPCIL, K. C. Purohit and Director General of PIB, Frank Noronha were also present at the conference.
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