Atal Innovation Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016 is aimed at translating research into Entrepreneurship and StartUps by acting as an interphase between Academia and Commercial applications.
Atal Innovation Centers (AICs) are being set up across the country to create a synergy among research, academia and industry, in order to provide avenues of livelihood, Entrepreneurships and Start-ups.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, so far, the setting up of Incubation Centres in Department of Atomic Energy is concerned, five such Centres are currently operational in India.
The Incubation Centre at BARC in Mumbai is projected to turn out 75 StartUps in the next five years.
Similarly, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology at Indore will churn out 22 StartUps in 5 years along with 3 Trade Transfer Agreements.
Dr Jitendra Singh told the House that the location of our nuclear plants is such that these are safe even from earthquake possibilities.
For the nuclear installations situated on the western side, the nearest seismic zone is near Karachi in Pakistan and for those on the southern side, the nearest seismic zone is in Indonesia, he added.