The global nuclear industry is moving forward at a brisk pace, only slightly slowed by the Fukushima accident. The International Atomic Energy Agency's most realistic estimate is that 90 new nuclear plants will enter service by 2030. Ten new nuclear plants went online over the past two years.
The home of more than one billion people, India has had one of the world's fastest-growing economies over the past decade. During this same time frame, the country has made big strides in increasing its capacity for nuclear generation of electricity.
India now envisages increasing the contribution of nuclear power to overall electricity generation capacity from 3.2% to 9% within 25 years. By 2020, India's installed nuclear power generation capacity will increase to 20,000 MW.
India now ranks sixth in terms of production of nuclear energy, behind the U.S., France, Japan, Russia, and South Korea.
There are now 437 operating nuclear reactors around the world in over 30 countries, providing almost 16% of the world's electricity.
India is one of the most rapidly expanding economy and its further growth and expansion can be ascertained with the availability of adequate amount of power and electricity. The constant fluctuations in the supplies and prices of the fossil fuels have made it necessary that India adopt the route of producing power and electricity using nuclear energy.
In an endeavor to support and promote the growth and development of the civil nuclear energy sector, UBM India presents the 5th edition of the International Exhibition and Summit for the Civil Nuclear Energy Sector- India Nuclear Energy 2013.
The exhibition and co-located summit will serve as a platform for networking, interaction and learning for the civil nuclear energy sector. It will provide an opportunity for the top suppliers of the civil nuclear energy sector to present their products, services and know-how to the Indian civil nuclear energy market.