Government to Establish Atomic Energy Research Reactor; Set Up Facilities in PPP Mode

Facilities will be set up in the PPP mode to use irradiation technology for food preservation

atomic energy research reactor
Government to establish atomic energy research reactor. Wikimedia Commons

Announcing reforms in the atomic energy sector, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the government will establish a research reactor and also set up facilities in public private partnership (PPP) mode, according to Finance News.

Under the reforms, the government will establish a research reactor in PPP mode for production of medical isotopes and promote welfare of humanity through affordable treatment for cancer and other diseases.

Facilities will be set up in the PPP mode to use irradiation technology for food preservation to compliment agriculture reforms and assist the farmers.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on atomic energy research reactor
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India’s robust start-up ecosystem will be linked to the nuclear sector. Wikimedia Commons

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Announcing the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh-crore economic package, Sitharaman said India’s robust start-up ecosystem will be linked to the nuclear sector and Technology Development cum Incubation Centres will be set up for fostering synergy between research facilities andtech-entrepreneurs.

Among other reform measures, Centre also announced the opening up of the space sector for private players and said the government will take up measures to promote private participation in the sector. (IANS)