India’s Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar has said India is contemplating on opening new uranium mines and increasing nuclear power generation capacity as fuel supplies are estimated to get a major support from domestic and international sources.
Kakodkar said that uranium is also being delivered under a long-term contract with Russia. India had already received the first consignment of 120 tonnes of uranium pellets, and the government was engaged in a discussion with international vendor countries to get such additional supplies.
“They (Russia) will keep delivering and we will use it in the reactors, which we are putting under safeguards,” he said. “We also had a contract with Areva (of France) and uranium has come from there too,” said Kakodkar.