NCC and NPCIL sign MoU to raise awareness on peaceful uses of nuclear energy in India

NCC and NPCIL sign MoU to raise awareness on peaceful uses of nuclear energy through various programs across India

Recently, National Cadet Corps (NCC) and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New Delhi. It is to organize various awareness programs across the country to enhance public perception and disseminate scientific and authentic information on peaceful uses of nuclear energy.

Highlights of NCC and NPCIL MoU

  • The MoU was signed by Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh, Director General, NCC and Shri BVS Shekhar, Executive Director (Corporate Communications and Corporate Planning), NPCIL.
  • NPCIL will provide resource persons for regional engagement with NCC during camps and various activities by educating the cadets in this initiative.
  •   This MoU provides a unique opportunity to the cadets to visit various facilities of NPCIL across the country to gain first-hand experience on the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, its technical and technological aspects.
  • Cadets will play an important role in making the awareness campaign on peaceful uses of nuclear energy a successful initiative.

National Cadet Corps (NCC)

  • NCC was formed in India in the year 1948.
  • The National Cadet Corps (NCC) is the youth wing of the Indian Armed Forces.
  • It was created under the Indian Defense Act 1917 with the aim of meeting the shortage of personnel in the army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the ‘University Corps’ was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC). The aim was to enhance UTC’s status and make it more attractive to youth.
  • Headquarters- New Delhi

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)

  • NPCIL was established in September 1987 under the Companies Act 1956, with the objective of undertaking the design, construction, operation and maintenance of nuclear power stations for power generation in pursuance of the schemes and programs of the Government of India.
  • NPCIL is an Indian public sector undertaking based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • NPCIL is operated by the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Nuclear energy in india

  • India currently operates 22 nuclear power reactors with a total capacity of 6.8 GW.
  • 11 nuclear power plants are under construction, with a total capacity of 8,700 MW.
  • Ten indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors (PHWR) with a capacity of 700 MW have been approved by the Government of India by 2031.

FAQs

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with whom to raise awareness about peaceful uses of nuclear energy in India?

National Cadet Corps (NCC)

When was the National Cadet Corps (NCC) formed?

in the year 1948

What are the functions of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)?

The functions of NPCIL are to design, construct, operate and maintain nuclear power stations for power generation in pursuance of the schemes and programs of the Government of India.

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