New Delhi: In the wake of the nuclear crisis emerged in Japan after the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the country, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has asked all major cities to make provisions for radiation monitoring equipments and response centres as part of nuclear emergency measures.

During the question hour in Parliament, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Mullappally Ramchandran, said that the NDMA in its proposal has stressed on providing the radiation monitoring equipment to the police vehicles.

Meanwhile, India's Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) is carrying out a comprehensive reassessment of safety and emergency mitigation measures at all nuclear power plants in the country in view of the nuclear meltdown in Japan.

The AERB has assured that all nuclear power plants in India do have all safety measures to tackle any emergency.

“Several upgrades in safety measures such as provisions of additional diesel generators for providing emergency power supply have been made,” AERB said in a statement.

The Board has cleared that it is constantly monitoring the situation at Japan's Nuclear Sites.

"Technical information is coming in as the situation is evolving and a clearer picture will emerge progressively. A detailed review of the entire situation will be taken up by AERB as full information becomes available,” the Board said.

Besides, specific security arrangements have also been made at the atomic power plants in view of the prevailing terror threat.


(JPN/Bureau)