Sunday, February 02, 2014

Much of India's Rural Areas still await electricity and nuclear energy programme will push the wait to eternity!

By R. Ashok Kumar,B.E.,M.E(Power), Negentropist, Bombay Sarvodaya Mandal, 299, Tardeo Road, Nana Chowk, Mumbai-400007.
Much of rural India still waits for electricity
"Electrification was central to how early nationalists and planners
conceptualized Indian development, and huge sums were spent on the
project from independence until now," says Sunila S. Kale, assistant
professor of international studies. "Yet despite all this, nearly 400
million Indians have no access to electricity. Although India has less
than a fifth of the world's population, it has close to 40 percent of
the world's population without access to electricity."

Kale explores some of the reasons for India's lag in providing
electrical power <> in her book
/Electrifying India: Regional Political Economies of Development/, to be
published by Stanford University Press in Spring 2014. The book has
already garnered a top award from the American Institute for Indian Studies.

But with nuclear energy programme that the government is adopting, simultaneously waging a campaign of calumny and libel and worse like arresting and putting in jail lakhs of Indians for opposing nuclear power, society will not get electricity for the next five decades at least from these programmes. Society will be supplying power from coal and hydro to these nuke cycles and industry in gargantuan amounts, several energy audits show. The effect of these nuclear energy programmes is to reduce the availabilty of electricity to the consumers outside the nuclear industry,year after year:.
The present installed capacity in India is as follows:
Thermal About 160000 MW Hydro About 40000 MW(See CEA Installed Capacity Dec2013).
See the dynamic energy audit of nuclear programme with 1000 MW nuclear reactors:
See the link:
Considering a nuclear energy programme of 24000 MW capacity addition during the next 28 years from 2014 to 2042,by the 23rd year of the programme, some 60000 MWyears of the  energy-capacity would have been siphoned off to the n-programme.  Also the electrical All India Capacity available to society in the form of thermal+ hydro is reduced  from 200000 MW by 6666 MW, being the nuclear industry need(NID), the maximum being 10600 MW NID in the 18th and 19th years of the programme!
Note from the Table that during the entire 28 years of the programme not a single unit of electricity will be available to consumers outside the nuclear industry! For 28 years till 2042!
That is why the real price of nuclear electricity for India will be infinity!


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