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Rs 1500 cr relief fund in place for nuclear disaster victims: DAE

Rs 1500 cr relief fund in place for nuclear disaster victims: DAE

India Blooms News Service | 04 Feb 2015, 07:24 pm
Kolkata, Feb 4 (IBNS): The Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) Kolkata said that 3 to 4% of total electricity power in India now come from nuclear power plants and a relief fund is in place for compensation in case of any nuclear disaster.

The officials Monday said that Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) has created a relief fund of Rs 1500 crore after the Bhopal gas disaster of 1984 to give immediate compensation to the victims of atomic power plant accident.

The officials informed this at a press conference at the Kolkata Book Fair while sharing their glorious history.

DAE under the government of India was established in 1954 and it is celebrating its Diamond Jubilee Year this year.

The director of Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC) Kolkata Dinesh Srivastava, associate director of VECC Alok Chakrabory, head of accelerator technical group of VECC Subimal Saha and the head of DAE's Public Awareness Cell S.K. Malhotra were present at the press conference.


(Reporting by Deepayan Sinha)

Rs 1500 cr relief fund in place for nuclear disaster victims: DAE

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