Topic- Distribution of key natural resources across the world (including South Asia and the Indian subcontinent)
3) With growing scarcity of fossil fuels, the atomic energy is gaining more and more significance in India. Discuss the availability of raw material required for “the generation of atomic energy in India and in the world”(250 words)
Key demand of the question
The question expects us to explain the raw material needed for generation of atomic energy and explain about the distribution of the resource.
Structure of the answer
Introduction – Explain that countries like India see nuclear energy as a crucial part of their energy matrix.
- Explain about the indian three stage nuclear programme – Indian Nuclear power program has three stage, first stage requires Uranium, second stage- creates plutonium from Uranium and third stage requires thorium. Therefore, among all the radioactive elements- uranium and Thorium are the most critical for generation of Nuclear Energy.
- Discuss about the distribution of uranium and thorium
Conclusion – Explain that India has diversified it’s procurement agreements with a large number of countries