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Within a year of attaining independence, the Dominion Legislature of India passed the Atomic Energy Act in April 1948 to provide for the development and control of atomic energy. Under this Act, the Atomic Energy Commission was created on 10th August 1948 with three objectives

  • To take steps as may be necessary from time to time to protect the interests of the country in connection with atomic energy by exercise of the powers conferred on the Government of India by the provisions of the Atomic Energy Act
  • To survey the territories of the Indian Dominion for location of useful minerals in connection with atomic energy
  • To promote research in their own laboratories and to subsidize such research in existing institutions and universities

The task of survey for atomic minerals, as above,  was entrusted to AMD. Under this provision, AMD has