The mission of the AERB is to ensure the use of ionising radiation and nuclear energy in India does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment.

Acts & Regulations

The acts, rules and regulations that are basis of the constitution of AERB and govern the regulatory process and functions are listed here for reference.

Activities concerning establishment and utilisation of nuclear facilities and use of radioactive sources are carried out in India in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962.

The environment protection aspects are governed by the Environmental Protection Act, 1986.

The regulations for radiation protection aspects are as governed by the Radiation Protection Rules, 1962. Safety aspects in mining and milling of prescribed substances are governed by the Mines Minerals Prescribed Substance Rules, 1984. Safe waste disposal is ensured by implementation of the Atomic Energy Safe Disposal of Radioactive Waste Rules, 1987.

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