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Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Department of Atomic Energy

Acronym IGCAR
Type Government
Kalpakkam Kalpakkam
Tamil Nadu
Website http://www.igcar.ernet.in/igc2004/igc.htm
Activities Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research [IGCAR], the second largest establishment of the Department of Atomic Energy next to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, was set up at Kalpakkam, 80 KMs south of Chennai [MADRAS], in 1971 with the main objective of conducting broad based multidisciplinary programme of scientific research and advanced Engineering, directed towards the development of sodium cooled Fast Breeder Reactor [FBR] technology, in India. This is part of the second stage of Indian Atomic Energy Programme, which is aimed at preparing the country for utilization of the extensive Thorium reserves and providing means to meet the large demands of electrical energy in 21st century.

Created: 2008-10-07 Last Updated: 2009-11-16

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