Department of Atomic Energy: Gamma irradiation technology for food preservation has already been shared

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh says, the share of nuclear power in the total electricity generation in the country is about 3.1% in the year 2020-21 Says, the atomic power capacity is predicted to succeed in 22480 MW by the year 2031 from the present 6780 MW

Aug 16, 2021 - 09:06
Aug 16, 2021 - 09:24
Department of Atomic Energy: Gamma irradiation technology for food preservation has already been shared
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Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh said Gamma light innovation for food safeguarding has effectively been imparted to private players and as of now, 26 Gamma Radiation Processing Plants are functional in the country in private, semi government and government area for illumination of different items. 

In a composed answer to an inquiry in the Rajya Sabha in regards to changes proposed in the nuclear area as of late by the Finance Minister as a piece of PM's ₹ 20 lakh crore bundle, the Minister said, Gamma illumination innovation is utilized for restraint of growing in bulbs and tubers, bug disinfestation of cereals, heartbeats and grains, microbial disinfecting (hygienization) of dry flavours and so forth for conservation/time span of usability augmentation by not set in stone radiation portions. 

The setting of food light offices in the PPP mode positively mitigates the tremendous quantum of post-reap and capacity misfortunes of agrarian produce and food that outcomes in public saving. Be that as it may, decrease of food wastage will rely upon different viewpoints, for example, post light stockpiling, the absolute amount of illuminated food items and time slip by among light and appropriation to clients. 

The Minister recorded the accompanying changes identified with Atomic Energy proposed by Hon'ble Finance Minister, Govt. of India on 16.05.2020: 

(I) Establishing Research Reactor in PPP mode for creation of clinical isotopes to advance government assistance of mankind through reasonable therapy for malignant growth and different infections. 

(ii) Establishing Facilities in PPP mode to utilize illumination innovation for food conservation. 

(iii) Linking India's strong beginning up the biological system to the atomic area by setting up Technology Development-cum-Incubation Centers for cultivating collaboration between research offices and tech-business visionaries.

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