Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reiterated his belief that energy security, which was increasingly based on clean and reliable sources of energy, was the critical driver of India’s rapid and sustained long term development.
He expressed this during his first visit to the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) in Mumbai after becoming the Prime Minister.
During the visit, the Prime Minister was briefed by Dr RK Sinha, Secretary, Department of Atomic Energy and other top officials and scientists at the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre on India’s atomic energy programme.
He was also briefed on DAE’s extensive research and development and education programmes; and the department’s contributions in
other areas such as healthcare, especially cancer treatment, food security, solid waste management and water purification.