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India should go for nuclear power generation in big way:Kalam

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New Delhi, Dec 4 (UNI) President A P J Abdul Kalam today stressed that India should go for nuclear power generation in a big way.

''India has to go for nuclear power generation in big way using thorium based reactor. Thorium, a non fissile material, is available in abundance in our country. Intensive research is essential for converting thorium for maximising its utilisation and generating electric power through thorium based reactors,'' he said in an address at the seminars on 'Forty Years of Kothari Commission Recommendations.'' He also stressed the importance of giving a thrust, with cooperation from the international scientific community, to proreomics--the study of all proteins expressed by the genome of a cell.

The President said research, discoveries and development in one area of science had to be communicated with other areas so that valuable products could be generated through convergence of technologies and a systems science approach gets developed.

''Convergence of bio-nano-info technologies can lead to the development of nano robots. Nano robots when they are injected into a patient, would diagnose and deliver the treatment exclusively in the affected area and then the nano-robot gets digested as it is a DNA based product and there are many more applications,'' he added.

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