India keen on thorium-based reactors
New Delhi, Feb 27 : India is pursuing a research programme for developing thorium-based reactors for generation of power, parliament was informed Wednesday.
Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office V. Narayanasamy told the Lok Sabha that thorium played a pivotal role in India's nuclear power programme.
"Right from the inception of (the) programme, work has been carried out on various aspects of thorium utilization-mining and extraction of thorium...
"In addition, studies have been carried out regarding use of thorium in different types of reactors," the minister said.