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How small modular nuclear reactors may help India to meet energy goals

India's move to build small modular nuclear reactors could hold the key to meeting renewable energy targets

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Now, the government is pinning its post-2030 hopes on the potential of SMR

Subhomoy Bhattacharjee New Delhi
The government is working hard to make solar and wind power mainstream, but it may achieve its renewable energy targets with help from an unexpected source: nuclear power. Under the radar, the pace of nuclear power development in India is expected to accelerate, riding on the promising new technology of small modular reactors (SMR).

Earlier this month, Vivek Lall, chief executive of General Atomics, waxed eloquent on the role nuclear technology could play in India in enhancing energy security at the annual general meeting of the US India Business Council in New Delhi. Just weeks before him, Niti Aayog member

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First Published: Sep 22 2022 | 10:05 PM IST

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