Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited NPCIL) is organising a series of meetings in various engineering colleges and other institutions to enlighten youngsters about the importance of nuclear power in the country.
The organisation observed that many educated people were also having doubts over the safety of nuclear power in the country.
The officials of the NPCIL felt that proper awareness among the youngsters would help the government in garnering the support of other sections too.
NPCIL officials began such awareness programmes in engineering colleges of Srikakulam and Vizianagaram districts to explain the safety precautions to be taken at Kovvada where 10,000 mega watts of nuclear park is going to be established.
NPCIL-Kovvada Project Director GV Ramesh who addressed students of AITAM Engineering College-Tekkali and MVGR College of Engineering in Vizianagaram told The Hindu that the students were able to understand with the importance of nuclear power for achieving the energy security for India.
“The country cannot completely rely on thermal power with the shortage of coal reserves. Wind and solar energy are not able to meet our electricity demands. So, the only option available is nuclear power,” he said.
“Kovvada is the best location for the plant since there is little chance for earth quake in the site. With the usage of advanced technology, the plant will shut down automatically without human intervention during emergencies,” Mr.Ramesh added.
AITAM College Director VV Nageswara Rao felt that engineering students would have ample job opportunities within NPCIL with the country focusing on nuclear power for its future electricity needs. “Nuclear science is also playing vital role in education, health and agriculture sectors. So its study and understanding would certainly enable students to enhance their knowledge and get jobs easily after completion of their courses,” he added.
It is meant to explain the safety precautions to be taken at Kovvada where a nuclear park is going to be established