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Towards a nuclear-free world: Sandeep Pandey’s book on nuclear issues launched in Delhi

Towards a nuclear-free world: Sandeep Pandey’s book on nuclear issues launched in Delhi

Antinuclear Movement, Reviews July 14, 2013 at 9:11 am 0 comments

A Hindi language book, ‘Towards A Nuclear-free World’, penned by Magsaysay Awardee, scientist and noted social activist Dr Sandeep Pandey and published by Vani Prakashan, was released by two women activists from Kudankulam anti-nuclear struggle, Ms Immaculate and Ms Maryaselvi in a Delhi meet.

Nuclear Energy in India: A Story of Unkept Promises

Nuclear Energy in India: A Story of Unkept Promises

India's Nuclear Expansion, Reviews June 9, 2013 at 11:40 am 1 comment

The aptness of the book’s title is best illustrated by considering nuclear power generation capacity targets and achievements over time. The target for the year 2000 (set in 1984) was 10,000 MW, but what was achieved was a meagre 1,840 MW or 18% of the target. The Integrated Energy Policy (IEP) of 2006 from the Planning Commission had envisaged a cumulative nuclear capacity of 9,000-11,000 MW operation by 2010, while the reality in 2013 is only half of that at 4,780 MW.

Is India’s Nuclear Energy Promise Realistic?: M V Ramana’s New Book Triggers Debate

Is India’s Nuclear Energy Promise Realistic?: M V Ramana’s New Book Triggers Debate

India's Nuclear Expansion, Reviews February 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm 0 comments

M V Ramana is a nuclear physicist working in Princeton University. His work has helped generate informed debate on nuclear energy and nuclear safety in India. He has been travelling recently in India to several cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi to promote discussion on his latest book and the question it raises.

POWER OF PROMISE: Pre-Publication Review by Amitav Ghosh

POWER OF PROMISE: Pre-Publication Review by Amitav Ghosh

India's Nuclear Expansion, Reviews October 25, 2012 at 8:40 am 3 comments

M. V. Ramana is a physicist associated with the Nuclear Futures Laboratory and the Science and Global Security program at Princeton University..His latest publication, POWER OF PROMISE: Examining Nuclear Energy in India , will be released soon.