International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2018)

India’s nuclear programme: A study of adjacent areas of the nuclear plants


Rameez Raja

Nuclear energy is believed to be one of the most important source to meet the future requirements of India. India has adopted the three-tier nuclear system where uranium, plutonium and thorium are used for weapon development as well as for electricity generation. However, adjacent areas of the nuclear plants in India have protested against India’s nuclear programme due to varied reasons. Similarly, India more or less has violated the international safety provisions by constructing some nuclear plants in seismic zones which might be hazardous for India. In the name of development, the helpless and hapless people have been evacuated in some areas for construction and operation of nuclear plants. This study tries to explain the reasons of the protests from the villagers and response from the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). This paper highlights the issue of nuclear radiation in India and recommends some suggestions about tackling these issues peacefully. This historical account is primarily based on secondary sources, articles from different points of view, websites related with nuclear information, and statements of the authorities (DAE), Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL). Also, some acknowledged and award-winning documentaries form the source material of this paper that highlighted the radioactive impact on the people living in the vicinity of the nuclear plants in India.
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Rameez Raja. India’s nuclear programme: A study of adjacent areas of the nuclear plants. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 119-122
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