A Contract was signed with M/s JSC NAC Kazatomprom, Kazakhstan on 08.07.2015 for procurement of 5000 MT of Uranium Ore Concentrate (UOC) spread over a period of 5 years during 2015 to 2019 at an indicative total cost of Rs.3156 crore, with an option to procure additional quantity of 500 MT of UOC per year for four years from 2016 to 2019, on mutually acceptable terms.
As per the contract with M/s JSC NAC Kazatomprom, the balance quantity of 1500 MTU is scheduled to reach India in December 2019.
The status of uranium supplies from other countries such as Canada, Argentina, Namibia, etc., is furnished as below:
Status of Uranium supplies from various countries
|Sl. No||Date of Contract||Firm’s name||Total Quantity to be procured as per contract||Status of Contract|
|1.||17.12.2008||M/s. AREVA, France||300 MT ‘U’ in the form of UOC||Contract stands executed|
|2.||11.02.2009||M/S.JSC TVEL, Russia||2000 MT ‘U’ in the form of Natural UO2pellets||Contract stands executed|
|3.||11.02.2009||M/S.JSC TVEL, Russia||58 MT ‘U’ in the form of Enriched UO2 pellets||Contract stands executed|
|4.||03.03.2015||M/S.JSC TVEL, Russia||42 MT ‘U’ in the form of Enriched UO2 pellets||Contract stands executed|
|5.||31.12.2018||M/s. JSC TVEL, Russia||56.67 MT ‘U’ Enriched UO2 pellets||Contract stands executed|
|6.||15.04.2015||M/s. Cameco Inc., Canada|
|3000 MT ‘U’ in the form of UOC and additional quantity of 2500 MT ‘U’ with mutual agreement||Balance quantity 1000MT ‘U’ scheduled to be received in December-2019 and 1000 MT ‘U’ to be received in 2020|
|7.||18.01.2019||M/s. NMMC, Uzbekistan||1100 MT ‘U’ in the form of UOC||Supplies will start from 2022|
This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.