Politics of the Atomic Energy Act 1962

October 2005
Philosophy & Social Action;Oct-Dec2005, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses the roles of Meghnad Saha and Homi Bhabha in the development of nuclear research in India and in the politics of the Atomic Energy Act 1962. Saha established the first Indian Institute of Nuclear Physics while Homi Bhabha was chairman of the first Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), but the developments in Indian nuclear science was credited to Bhabha. The AEC Act 1962 granted absolute powers to the AEC chairman, created provision for secrecy and diminished the influence of university scientists on the AEC.


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