The mission of the AERB is to ensure the use of ionising radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment.

Awareness programmes

AERB organizes public awareness programmes at various sites in the country and also participates in such programmes organized by DAE and other bodies to disseminate information on AERB’s role, regulatory processes & functions and safety requirements to ensure that sources of ionizing radiations are handled, used and transported safely without causing harm to people and environment. The regional radiological centers instituted in various zones of our country are also being used as locations for organizing such programmes. The objective of such programmes is to improve the public perception of safe use of atomic energy and radiation for peaceful and beneficial purpose and provide right information to public to eliminate fear created by myths on radiation. Recently more impetus is placed on such programmes and a decision has been taken to make knowledgebase available on AERB’s website for visitors seeking information on how safety in use of atomic energy and radiation is ensured and reduction of its effect on human being and the environment is achieved. In this line a lot of information has been placed in this website in the form of FAQs. Also advertisements have been developed for print media and electronic media to create awareness on use of AERB approved X-ray facility.

Awareness Programmes by AERB

Conference and Exhibition on Non-Destructive Evaluation, Navi Mumbai (December 19-21, 2018)
Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ISNT) organised the Conference and Exhibition on Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) from 19th Dec to 21st Dec 2018 at Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The conference was attended by more than 650 NDE professionals including industrial radiography personnel, representatives of contract awarding agencies, students, faculty members, suppliers & manufacturers of industrial radiography devices.

Since, ionising radiation is prominently used for non-destructive evaluation using Industrial Radiography devices and nucleonic control system (i.e. Nucleonic Gauges) for online monitoring and measuring of physical parameters such as level, thickness, density and well logging application, AERB set an exhibition stall at the conference venue for having active interaction with associate delegates to provide information on regulatory requirements for safe use of ionising radiation and radiation protection aspects in the field of Industrial Radiography & Nucleonic Gauges.

Glimpses of AERB exhibition stall set during NDE-2018

In AERB exhibition stall, posters were displayed for explaining radiation protection and regulatory aspects in Industrial Radiography. Leaflets on “Radiation Protection in Open Field Industrial Radiography” and “Responsibilities of Contract Awarding Agency (CAA) in Industrial Radiography” were distributed to the visitors. Visitors interacted with AERB officials on various topics such as: operation of eLORA system, requirements for suppliers, operating safety in open field radiography, training courses for radiography personnel, simplification of regulatory requirements while ensuring safety, etc. The feedback and views of visitors collected for analysis and further improvement in regulatory services of AERB. It was expressed by many participants that exhibition stall of AERB was informative and useful for them.

Dr. A. U. Sonawane, Head, DRA&C delivering the invited talk during NDE-2018

During the conference, an invited talk on “Regulatory Challenges for Radiation Safety in NDE Applications of Radiation Sources” was delivered by Dr. A. U. Sonawane, Head, DRA&C, AERB.

Apart from the above, presentations on “Regulatory inspection findings in Industrial Radiography” and “Comparative analysis on various safety standards on classification of nucleonic gauges” were delivered in the conference by AERB officials Shri JVK Sunil Kumar and Shri Rajendra Shete respectively.
Awareness Programme on ‘Security of Radioactive Material’ organized for Police Officials of Maharashtra during December 4-5, 2018 at Nashik and Mumbai
Indian Orthopaedics Association Conference (IOACON-2018) held during November 26-December 1, 2018 at Coimbatore
35th DAE Safety and Occupational Health Professional Meet, November 26-29, 2018, Kolkata
International Conference on Recent Developments in Clean and Safe Nuclear Power Generation (ICNPG)-2018, October 03-05, 2018, Hyderabad
National Continuous Medical Education (CME) on Diagnostic Radiology held at Shirdi, Maharashtra during September 1-2, 2018
Continuous Medical Education (CME) for Female Radiographers held on 19th August 2018 at Mumbai
AERB's exhibition stall during the conference on Interventional Oncology,
AERB's exhibition stall annual conference of Indian Society for Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR) held during 22-25 February 2017 at Kolkata

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