Op-Ed Focus: Why we need nuclear power

By Atul Roy|Updated : June 30th, 2017

Article: Why we need nuclear power

Link: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/narendra-modi-vladimir-putin-kudankulam-nuclear-power-russia-india-deal-4728333/

Now try and answer the following questions:

  1. Why is it necessary for India to keep nuclear power option alive from a long-term perspective? What are the challenges and opportunities in developing nuclear power?
  2. What is the present status of the solar power in India? What are the prospects of Solar Power in a country like India? What are the policy challenges involved therein?
  3. How has Make In India given a fillip to the solar power industry in India? What are local sourcing norms in Solar Power Industry? How has this impacted Indian Solar Industry’s competitiveness worldwide?

Points to Ponder:

  1. Read about India’s energy basket. Why is it absolutely necessary to diversify India’s Energy basket?
  2. What is energy security? What are its components? How can a focus on nuclear and solar power improve energy security of India?


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