The Government is proposing to set up additional streams of production of Heavy Water. However, location of the additional facility would be based on techno-feasibility studies.
Feasibility Studies, including techno-commercial assessment for setting up additional stream for production of Heavy Water in the existing plants have been commissioned.
No funds have been allocated for the purpose.
Production from the proposed additional streams may commence in about five years, after final approval of the project.
Details of direct and indirect employment likely to be generated from the new stream can be assessed only on finalisation of the project.
The Minister of State in the ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy Gave this information in reply to a written question in the lok Sabha today.