IIM Study Says Nuclear Power Crucial For India’s Progress

Nuclear Power as a Deterrent for a Nation 

  • Strategic use of nuclear capabilities to deter potential adversaries from hostile actions. 
  • Utilizes the principle of mutually assured destruction (MAD). 
  • Deterrence: The credible threat of nuclear retaliation can dissuade adversaries from launching military offensives or engaging in provocative behavior. 
  • Increase Global Influence: Nuclear capabilities can bolster a nation’s diplomatic and geopolitical influence and elevate a country’s status on the global stage.


About The IIM Ahmedabad Study 

  • Emphasizes the importance of India phasing down coal usage in the next three decades. 
  • Highlights the significance of flexible grid infrastructure and storage to facilitate the integration of renewable energy sources. 
  • Uses mathematical models to estimate the proportion of various sources of energy required by 2030 and 2050 to arrive at an ideal scenario of net zero emissions by 2070.


Key Findings of IIM Ahmedabad Study 

  • The Department of Atomic Energy is preparing a vision document for ‘Amrit Kaal’ which aims to reach a nuclear capacity of about 100 GW by 2047. 
  • The best-case scenario projected emissions to fall to 0.55 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide by 2070 (Net Zero). 
  • Nuclear power contribution would be 4% of India’s total energy by 2030 and sharply rise to 30% by 2050. 
  • The share of solar power falls from 42% in 2030 to 30% in 2050.
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