Department of Atomic Energy (India)
|Department of Atomic Energy|
|परमाणु ऊर्जा विभाग|
|Formed||August 3, 1954|
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Agency executive||Dr. R.K. Sinha, Secretary to the Govt. of India, DAE|
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The Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) is a department directly under the Prime Minister of India with headquarters in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The department is responsible for nuclear technology, including nuclear power and research.
Regulatory Board and Organization 
- Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Board of Radiation and Isotope Technology (BRIT), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Public Sector 
- Electronics Corporation of India (ECIL)(DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY ,GOVT. OF INDIA), Hyderabad
- Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL), Mumbai
- Uranium Corporation of India, Singhbhum
- Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), Mumbai, Maharashtra
- Bharatiya Nabhkiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu
Research & Development Sector 
- Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, following Research institutions affiliated to BARC
- Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), Hyderabad
- Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam, Tamil Nadu
- Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
- Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata
Aided Sector 
- Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES), Mumbai
- Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai
- Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
- Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai
- Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics (SINP), Kolkata
- Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar
- Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad
- Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai
- Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar
- National Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhubaneswar
Industries and Mining Sector 
Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL), Mumbai was created in September 1987 as public limited company under the Companies Act 1956, "with the objective of undertaking the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the atomic power stations for generation of electricity in pursuance of the schemes and programmes of the Government of India under the provision of the Atomic Energy Act 1962."
NPCIL is the sole body responsible for constructing and operating India's commercial nuclear power plants. As of April 2011 the company had 20 nuclear reactors in operation at six locations, a total installed capacity of 4560 MWe.
The Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (BHAVINI) is a government-owned corporation of India established in 2004 in Chennai. One of the public sector undertakings, it is wholly owned by the Union Government and is responsible for the construction, commissioning and operation of all Stage II fast breeder reactors envisaged as part of the country’s three stage nuclear power programme. 
Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL) Mumbai, a public sector undertaking [PSU] unit of DAE, process minerals to products which are not only of value to the Department, but also useful to other users in the country and outside. Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC) fabricates fuel and structural components for all operating power reactors, thorium blankets and structural components for FBTR. In the recent past, NFC developed special alloys for use in the space programme for the country - a major milestone in import substitution. NFC along with IRE has succeeded in producing pure zirconia crystal, popularly known as American diamonds.
The Heavy Water Board designs, builds, operates its own heavy water plants which not only meet the country's requirements but have given India an export capability.
The Department of Atomic Energy has taken up the development of fast breeder reactors which enable utilising Thorium as fuel for power reactors. Simultaneously, it is proposed to set up high flux research reactors to develop new fuel designs in order to economise on the use of nuclear fuels. For augmenting uranium capacity, Uranium Corporation of India will develop a new uranium mine at Domiasat in Meghalaya in the Ninth Plan
Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) was established to cater to the nuclear, radiological, instrumentation and control requirements for country's nuclear power programme. This was the first window of DAE for technology transfer in commercial and industrial electronics. At present 80 per cent of the products of this commercial venture serve core sectors of the nation like telecommunication, defence, space, steel, petrochemical and thermal power plants for their instrumentation and control computer application needs. ECIL has received the award for excellence in Strategic Electronics in 1994 from the Department of Electronics
See also 
- Atomic Energy Commission of India
- Atomic Energy Regulatory Board
- Nuclear power in India
- India and weapons of mass destruction
- "Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India". Dae.gov.in. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2011-02-16.
- "Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India". Dae.gov.in. 2009-11-03. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
- Plants in Operation (Company website)