Dinesh Srivastava Current Affairs - 2019
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Distinguished scientist Dinesh Srivastava took over as Chief Executive of Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC). He has succeeded G Kalyanakrishnan who retired on superannuation. Srivastava will also be Chairman of NFC board. Prior to this assignment, he was holding the position of Deputy Chief Executive at NFR.
He is a Metallurgical Engineer from University of Roorkee. He had joined 28th batch of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Training School in 1984. In his long career, Srivastava has worked for three decades at BARC, Mumbai and was senior Professor at Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), Mumbai. He had obtained Doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru.
Srivastava has contributed for development of advanced structural materials of extreme strategic value for India’s nuclear energy programme. The focus of his work was on self-reliant development of critical nuclear components with target on Titanium, Zirconium, and low alloy steels.
At NFC, Srivastava has played key role in achievement of record production of fuel assemblies, in addition to meeting production requirement of reactor components for forthcoming 500 MWe Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR), being constructed at Kalpakkam. He has won several awards and is life member of major nuclear science related national bodies.
Nuclear Fuel Complex (NFC)
NFC is a major industrial unit of Department of Atomic Energy under Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). It was established in 1971 and is headquartered in Hyderabad, Telangana. It is responsible for supply of nuclear fuel bundles and reactor core components for all nuclear power reactors operating in India.
It is unique facility where natural and enriched uranium fuel, zirconium alloy cladding and reactor core components are manufactured under one roof starting from raw materials. Its products are supplied to DAE, Indian Navy, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) and other defence organisations, as well as chemical, fertiliser industries.