ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Grasping Atom

Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 1 Editor R K HAZARI Associate Editor: Krishna Raj Assistant Editor: Rajani X Desai Business Manager: A Fernandas Circulation Manager: Shiv Patil THE country learnt last week, for the first time, from the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission that the atomic power programme was in jeopardy because of "stop-go policies". This was the more surprising because of the known programmes of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), the only one that does not rind a place in the Draft Fourth Plan is the second 200 MW unit of the Madras atomic power station. Its inclusion would have upped the Plan allocation for atomic energy by about Rs 60 crores. But it was not, one suspects, the problem of finding this amount of money that determined the Planning Commission's decision.

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