Exhibition on Atomic Energy organized by DAE
A 2-day exhibition is being organized by the Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India in New Delhi. The exhibition will leverage DAE spin-off technologies for non-power applications for public viewing.
What is happening?
- The DAE exhibition will cover technologies which were developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Raja Ramanna Center for Advance Technology, India and other associated units of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
- These developed technologies are to be used for healthcare needs, developing agriculture & water sustainability, for ensuring food security and for environmental protection.
What are the exhibits?
- To improve the healthcare sector, there are 3 segments in the development of radiopharmaceuticals, for production & distribution and for the implementation to analyze the diagnosis and therapeutic applications.?
- For the treatment of cancer, new medical devices for the screening of TB and Cancer are on display.
- The DAE has also developed some 44 high yield seed varieties. The seeds were developed by inducing genetic mutations to suit the local climatic conditions in India.
- These crops have been made disease resistant, have a low maturity period and have a high yield.
- Modern technology for clean water filtration has been developed. The developed technologies used are ultra-filtration membrane, RO membranes, multi-stage flash evaporation and improved water hydrology detection using radiotracers.
- The DAE has also developed a new technology for improving bio-methanation & urban sludge hygienization.
- The newly developed plant known as “Nisargruna” is to be used for digesting kitchen food waste and other organic leftovers from the agricultural markets to methane gas. This gas will then be supplied for cooking/heating needs.
What is DAE?
- The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is a department which directly reports to the Prime Minister of India.
- It is established in 1954 by presidential order and is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
- The DAE has been engaged in the development of nuclear power technology and has applications of radiation technologies in the fields of agriculture, medicine, industry, and basic research.
The DAE currently comprises 5 research centers, 3 industrial organizations, 3 service organizations and 5 public sector undertakings.