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Government of India
Department of Space
09-August-2012 17:35 IST
No Re-Looking into Nuclear Power Policy Because of International Developments

India is not re-looking into the policy related to nuclear power based on international development.

Post Fukushima incident, there were announcements in Germany, Japan, Switzerland and Taiwan regarding gradual phase out of nuclear power. As per available information, these countries have not shut down all their nuclear power reactors. Japan has recently started two nuclear power reactors, Ohi-3&4. Germany continues to operate nine of their seventeen nuclear power reactors. It has shutdown remaining eight nuclear power reactors which have completed their economic life. Switzerland continues to operate all the five nuclear power reactors. Similarly, Taiwan continues to operate its six nuclear power reactors.

The above information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office (Shri V. Narayanasamy) in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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