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Mumbai: Underlying the importance of nuclear energy in India’s energy basket, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked scientists from Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to ensure India’s nuclear power capacity is tripled from present 5,780 MW by fiscal 2024 and within the allocated budget.

Modi, on his first visit to Mumbai after taking over as the country’s Prime Minister on 26 May, was interacting with scientists from DAE at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).

A statement issued by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said the Prime Minister had reiterated his belief that energy security, which was increasingly based on clean and reliable sources of energy, was the critical driver of rapid and sustained long-term development. He saw an essential role for nuclear energy in India’s energy strategy, given the scale of demand in India, the statement said.

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