Short essay on Nuclear Power Vision-2020

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The Nuclear Power Vision-2020 document presented along with Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007) which says nuclear power is India's insurance for energy security. It aggressively emphasized on building capabilities and capacity in nuclear power to progressively raise its share in India's total power production.

India would need 5, 00,000 MW of power by 2050 India has a vast coal reserve but these are also not sufficient and at the same time the country' hydrocarbon resources would not last long. There is also prediction that India would harness all its hydroelectricity resources by 2050 and non- conventional energy is unlikely to be cost effective.

Considering all these facts, the department of Atomic Energy feels that nuclear energy is the only solution which can feel the gap between the demand and supply. The government also wants that by 2050 nuclear reactor must supply 25% of India's total power production. The three stage nuclear energy programme also aims at generating 20,000 MW of electricity by 2020.


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