Bhopal:Monday, April 12 : There are good opportunities for youths in nuclear energy sector where about 45 per cent more pay and facilities are given than government employees. This view was expressed by Additional Secretary of Union Atomic Energy Department Shri AP Joshi while addressing a workshop on the topics ’empire of nuclear energy’ and ‘atomic energy programme’ at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration here today.
The function was presided over by Chairperson of MP State Electricity Supply Corporation Shri Rakesh Sahni. Academy’s Director General Dr. Sandeep Khanna and trainee officers of All-India services were also present.
Shri Joshi said that Dr Homi Bhabha is regarded as the pioneer of atomic energy in India. This department is giving special attention to the use of atomic energy with a view to bringing about improvement in the people’s life. He informed that the first atomic reactor in the country was established at Tarapur. At present, 19 atomic reactors are functioning at six places. The Atomic Energy Department plans to increase atomic power generation to 10 percent from 9 percent by the year 2032.
At the outset, director general Dr. Sandeep Khanna welcomed the guests and introduced them. He said that the workshop will conclude on April 13.
Presiding over the inaugural function, Shri Rakesh Sahni said that atomic energy is an important source for developing countries. Despite declining coal reserves, new thermal power plants are being established in the country. Efforts are also being made to set up new atomic energy pants. He stressed the need to ensure safety arrangements at atomic energy plants apart from giving attention to alternative sources of energy like solar power, wind power and biomass power.