Saturday, March 19, 2011
India should learn from Japan episode: Jairam Ramesh
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India is not prepared to abandon nuclear power as a source of energy, but should definitely take lesson from the nuclear disaster in Japan and review its safety structures, Environment and Forests Minister Jairam Ramesh said Friday.
'Nuclear energy contributes to three percent of our electricity supply and that's planned to grow to six percent by the year 2020 and to about 13 percent by 2030. We cannot envisage a situation where
should say unilaterally that we are going to put a complete ban on the use of nuclear energy. That is an unrealistic position to take,' Ramesh said at the India Today conclave in the capital. India