posted on Sep, 29 2009 @ 05:16 PM
I think if India is able to reach it's goal by 2050 it will really change the dynamic of Asia. Is it achievable? yes but it's extremely hard and as
per few sources the aim is set on untested nuclear technology.
Currently, India relies on fossil fuels majorly to meet it power demand. As per Dr. Manmohan (P.M of India), if this goal is achieved it will sharply
reduce the dependence on fossil fuels and will be a major contribution to global efforts to combat climate change.
The Indian plan, which relies on untested technology, was criticised by anti-nuclear campaigners as "a nightmare disguised as a dream".
Delhi says that it will be able to surmount these considerable problems and generate clean green power with an atomic programme that "virtuously
recycles" the plutonium waste that reactors produce. This radioactive isotope takes thousands of years to be rendered safe and dealing with it is the
greatest challenge facing nuclear energy's proponents.
The Indian plan turns this waste into fuel. Using thorium, which is abundant in the country, combined with plutonium, the country aims to produce
power and "breed" stockpiles of uranium.
It is a technology that no other country has mastered – and many have dropped – but India still has more than 2,000 scientists working on the
What are your views on this? Would it be possible for India to do this? What do you think it will change in global terms?
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