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

Atomic Energy Regulatory Board organised an awareness programme for the Journalists on September 20, 2022


Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), as a part of its public outreach activities and towards the celebrations of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, has organised an awareness programme exclusively for the Journalists of Mumbai Metropolitan Region on September 20, 2022, at its headquarters in Mumbai. This was first of its kind programme organised by AERB, with an objective to apprise them of regulations of safety in nuclear and radiation facilities.The programme included talks by senior scientific officers of AERB, discussions and visit to scientific exhibition.

Executive Director, AERB addressing the Journalists

AERB Executive Director, Shri C. S. Varghese, in his inaugural address, appreciated the role played by the Journalists in dissemination of information to the society. He emphasized that the recent IRRS (Integrated Regulatory Review Service) Mission of IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) in June, 2022 concluded that AERB showed a strong commitment and professionalism to ensure nuclear and radiation safety in the country. On the strengths of its regulatory practices, approach and safety record, AERB is now seen as a competent and mature regulator by the utilities and the peer regulators worldwide. Currently AERB is taking efforts to formalise its regulatory processes further, to make it more efficient, preparing for the projected large-scale expansion in the Indian nuclear power programme in the near future. With this background, he urged that the news on nuclear and radiation technologies may be presented in correct perspective and context.

 Panel of AERB Scientific officers answering the questions posed by Journalists
(From left to Right) Shri R. U. Parmar, Head, DRI, Dr. P. K. Dash Sharma, Head, RSD, Shri S. Harikumar, Head, NPSD (Moderator) Shri J. Koley, Head, OPSD, Shri Deepak Ojha, Head, DRP&E

Journalists visiting the exhibits of NPCIL, HWB, BRIT and AERB

Journalists attending the program

AERB conducted Public Outreach program in the vicinity of Kudankulam on July 21, 2022
AERB conducted awareness programme on ‘Security of Radioactive Sources’ for Rajasthan Police Officials and Radiation Facilities in Jaipur on May 24, 2022.
AERB conducted Public Outreach program in the vicinity of Tarapur Atomic Power Station on April 13, 2022.
AERB conducted webinar for institutions of higher education located in Indore and radiation facilities in Madhya Pradesh on January 28, 2022
AERB organised webinar on ‘Security of Radioactive Sources’ for Police Officials and Radiation Facilities using Cat – 1& 2 radioactive sources in the state of Andhra Pradesh on November 10, 2021
AERB conducted webinar for institutions of higher education located in Guwahati and radiation facilities in Assam
Webinar on ‘Security of Radioactive Material’ organized for Police Officials of Gujarat on February 02, 2021
AERB Webinar on ‘Societal Benefits of Radiation Technology and Safety Aspects’ for educational institutes and professional associations in and around Chandigarh
AERB conducted awareness programme on ‘Radiation Safety in the use of Radiation Source for Societal Benefits’ at Madurai on November 25-26, 2019.
Participation of AERB in National Conference jointly organised by Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur and Indian Society of Radiographers and Technologists (NCISRT- 2019) at Jaipur on October 12-13, 2019.
Briefing on ‘Regulatory Framework for Radiation Protection’ to the members of industry in FICCI, September 26, 2019
Participation of AERB in DAE-National Union of Journalist (India), School of Journalism Workshop held at RAPS Rawatbhata, Rajasthan during August 5-9, 2019
Awareness Programme on “Safety & Regulatory Requirements for Diagnostic Radiology (DR) Facilities
AERB arranged special meet for Calibration and Testing Radiological Laboratories on March 26, 2019 at Niyamak Bhavan, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai
Workshop on ‘Developing Safety Culture in Radiology’ organised by TMC (Tata Memorial Centre) at TMC, Mumbai on 24/02/2019
Radiation Safety Awareness Programme for Radiographer, Orthopedicians and Dentists at PHSC Mohali (February 21-22, 2019)
National Seminar on ‘Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology in Agriculture, Healthcare & Industries’, February 15-16, 2019 at Mehsana, Gujrat
Conference and Exhibition on Non-Destructive Evaluation, Navi Mumbai (December 19-21, 2018)
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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