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.

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities in Operation

Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities include both the front end and back end nuclear fuel cycle facilities that involve exploration, mining, milling, fuel fabrication, spent fuel reprocessing and other associated facilities.

Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD)

Exploration and Research to identify and evaluate uranium resources in the country is the prime mandate of Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD). For implementing this important task, investigations are taken up across the length and breadth of the country from Regional Exploration & Research Centres of AMD located at New Delhi , Bengaluru, Jamshedpur, Shillong, Jaipur, Nagpur and Hyderabad (Headquarter & South Central Region).

AMD is presently employing world’s latest technology for airborne geophysical surveys, and multi-disciplinary field operations viz. geological, geophysical, Geo-chemical surveys on regional as well as detailed scale and drilling activities by induction of state of the art hydrostatic rigs. Its laboratories, to support the field investigations, are equally well equipped with latest facilities. AMD also has beach-sands & offshore and rare metal & rare earth Investigations Groups.

Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), the national regulator for enforcing nuclear and radiation safety in the country, has been exercising its regulatory control over the exploration and research activities of AMD.

AERB receives the Safety, Health & Environment (SHE) report from AMD periodically and the Safety Committee of AERB with experts from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), reviews the safety issues related to AMD activities.

AERB’s regulatory inspection teams periodically inspect the drilling sites as well as the laboratories to assess compliance with the regulatory norms.

Uranium Corporation of India Ltd. (UCIL)
Indian Rare Earths Limited (IREL)
BSM & NORM Industries
Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Facilities
The details of the facilities of UCIL, IREL and NFC are given below.
List of Nuclear Fuel Cycle Facilities

UCIL MINE

Sl.no. Plant Name Location Type
1. Bagjata Mine

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Underground Mining (Ore Production)
2. Banduhurang Mine

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Opencast Mining (Ore Production)
3. Jaduguda Mine

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Underground Mining (Ore Production)
4. Bhatin Mine

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Underground Mining (Ore Production)
5. Mohuldih Mine

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Underground Mining (Ore Production)
6. Narwapahar Mine

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Underground Mining (Ore Production)
7. Tummalapalle Mine

Tummalapalle, Andhra Pradesh

Underground Mining (Ore Production)
8. Turamdih Mine

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Underground Mining (Ore Production)

UCIL MILL

Sl.no. Plant Name Location Type
1. Jaduguda Mill

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Milling (Ore Processing)
2. Turamdih Mill

East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Milling (Ore Processing)
3. Tummalapalle Mill

Tummalapalle, Andhra Pradesh

Milling (Ore Processing - Trial Operation)

IREL Mining Facilities

Sl.no. Plant Name Location Type
1. M/s Indian Rare Earths Ltd., Manavalakurichi, Tamilnadu

Kanyakumari District, Tamilnadu

Beach Sand Mineral Separation Plant
2. M/s Indian Rare Earths Ltd., OSCOM, Chatrapur, Odisha

Ganjam District, Odisha

Beach Sand Mineral Separation Plant
3. M/s Indian Rare Earths Ltd., Chavara, Kerala

Kollam District, Kerala

Beach Sand Mineral Separation Plant

IREL Mineral Production Facilities

Sl.no. Plant Name Location Type
1. M/s Indian Rare Earths Ltd., Udyogmandal (HPRE)

Ernakulam District, Kerala

Rare Earth Production Plant
2. M/s Indian Rare Earths Ltd., Udyogmandal (RED)

Ernakulam District, Kerala

Uranium Recovery Plant
3. M/s Indian Rare Earths Ltd., OSCOM, Odisha (MoPP)

Ganjam District, Odisha

Monazite Processing Plant

NFC

Sl.no. Plant Name Location Type
1. Nuclear Fuel Complex

Hyderabad

Fuel Fabrication Facility
2. Zirconium Complex

Pazhayakayal, Tamilnadu

Zircalloy Fabrication Facility

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