Mr. Bharat Karnad, professor at Centre for Policy Research, warns us to be careful of foreign countries sabotaging our nuclear plants. We need vey badly to produce more and more energy for our development, Nuclear Energy is an important source. Following the Fukushima disaster , India passed the Civil Liability for Nuclear damage. The USA wants only limited liability. We do not agree to this. So it wants to put a spoke into our nuclear plants. Russia was a pioneer in setting up nuclear plants in India and the one at Koodankulam is ready to be commissioned. A Parish priest has persuaded the local Panchayat President to launch an agitation against the commissioning of the Koodankulam project. The agitators warn that the nuclear plant is in the Tsunami zone and will be disastrous. Mr. Abdul Kalam has assured umpteen times that there is no danger.
The USA and the European Greens seem to be behind this agitation. They are thus putting pressure on us to drop the Civil Nuclear Liability Act. The fury of the agitation at Koodankulam is some what surprising since the anti-nuclear lobby is not strong in India. Following the USA the Russians have encouraged the CPM in India to launch an agitation against the USA backed Jaitapur Pant in Maharashtra on environmental grounds.
I want to you to understand the mischievous game the foreigners play in India. Mr. Bharat Karnad rightly draws our attention to this. The iNputs for this blog are drawn from a recent article of his.He adds that the solution is for the Nuclear Power Corp of India to rely exclusively on tested, indigeneous pressurised reactors that Indian engineers have great familiarity with and which have a proven record of safety, rather than importing high yield (1,000-1,600 MW) reactors at tremendous cost that vene the supplier countries cannot possibly vouch for — where reactor safety is concerned — because these have not been built anywhere else!