Parliament passes Atomic Energy Amendment Bill, 2015

Parliament has passed the Atomic Energy Amendment Bill, 2015. The bill has expanded the scope for participation in the setting up of nuclear power plants to include JV companies formed between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and other PSUs. Earlier, only two PSUs, NPCIL and Bhartiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited, were permitted to operate nuclear power plants.