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.

Awareness programmes

AERB organizes public awareness programmes at various sites in the country and also participates in such programmes organized by DAE and other bodies to disseminate information on AERB’s role, regulatory processes & functions and safety requirements to ensure that sources of ionizing radiations are handled, used and transported safely without causing harm to people and environment. The regional radiological centers instituted in various zones of our country are also being used as locations for organizing such programmes. The objective of such programmes is to improve the public perception of safe use of atomic energy and radiation for peaceful and beneficial purpose and provide right information to public to eliminate fear created by myths on radiation. Recently more impetus is placed on such programmes and a decision has been taken to make knowledgebase available on AERB’s website for visitors seeking information on how safety in use of atomic energy and radiation is ensured and reduction of its effect on human being and the environment is achieved. In this line a lot of information has been placed in this website in the form of FAQs. Also advertisements have been developed for print media and electronic media to create awareness on use of AERB approved X-ray facility.

Awareness Programmes by AERB

AERB conducted awareness programme on ‘Radiation Safety in the use of Radiation Source for Societal Benefits’ at Madurai on November 25-26, 2019.

AERB organised two day awareness programme on ‘Radiation Safety in the use of Radiation Source for Societal Benefits’ in association with Institute of Engineers India (IEI)-Madurai chapter during Nov 25-26, 2019 at Madurai. First day of the programme (i.e. Nov 25, 2019) was organised for AERB’s regulated radiation facilitates located in-and-around Madurai district and second day (i.e. Nov 26, 2019) was organised for members of public. The members of the public included faculty of engineering/science/social science colleges, civic authorities, students and journalists. The programme was attended by over 200 participants.

Shri. G. Nageswara Rao, Chairman AERB, addressing the gathering.

Shri. G. Nageswara Rao, Chairman AERB and Shri. S.Rajagopal, Chairman IEI-Madurai inaugurated the programme. Chairman, AERB addressed the gathering and said use of nuclear energy for electricity does not use fossil fuel that pollutes environment. Chairman, AERB also expressed that the use of ionising radiation is in all aspects of society such as in medicine, industry, food preservation and security. AERB’s regulatory requirements ensure that use of nuclear energy and ionising radiation does not cause undue risk to the health of people and the environment. District collector of Madurai, Dr. T. G. Vinay was the chief guest on Nov 26, 2019 and he appreciated the importance of radiation technology. He quoted examples of use of X-rays and radio-pharmaceuticals for diagnostics and treatment, and addressing pressing societal issues such as waste management in metropolitan and other cities through technology using radiation in treating sewage water.

In the second session, AERB officers covered various topics related to the theme through interactive talks. Talks included career opportunities in nuclear energy and radiation applications.

An exhibition with informative posters & exhibits was also arranged during the programme. This facilitated active discussions between AERB officers and participants. The programme was well- received by the participants.

Participation of AERB in National Conference jointly organised by Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur and Indian Society of Radiographers and Technologists (NCISRT- 2019) at Jaipur on October 12-13, 2019.
Briefing on ‘Regulatory Framework for Radiation Protection’ to the members of industry in FICCI, September 26, 2019
Participation of AERB in DAE-National Union of Journalist (India), School of Journalism Workshop held at RAPS Rawatbhata, Rajasthan during August 5-9, 2019
Awareness Programme on “Safety & Regulatory Requirements for Diagnostic Radiology (DR) Facilities
AERB arranged special meet for Calibration and Testing Radiological Laboratories on March 26, 2019 at Niyamak Bhavan, Anushaktinagar, Mumbai
Workshop on ‘Developing Safety Culture in Radiology’ organised by TMC (Tata Memorial Centre) at TMC, Mumbai on 24/02/2019
Radiation Safety Awareness Programme for Radiographer, Orthopedicians and Dentists at PHSC Mohali (February 21-22, 2019)
National Seminar on ‘Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology in Agriculture, Healthcare & Industries’, February 15-16, 2019 at Mehsana, Gujrat
Conference and Exhibition on Non-Destructive Evaluation, Navi Mumbai (December 19-21, 2018)
Awareness Programme on ‘Security of Radioactive Material’ organized for Police Officials of Maharashtra during December 4-5, 2018 at Nashik and Mumbai
Indian Orthopaedics Association Conference (IOACON-2018) held during November 26-December 1, 2018 at Coimbatore
35th DAE Safety and Occupational Health Professional Meet, November 26-29, 2018, Kolkata
International Conference on Recent Developments in Clean and Safe Nuclear Power Generation (ICNPG)-2018, October 03-05, 2018, Hyderabad
National Continuous Medical Education (CME) on Diagnostic Radiology held at Shirdi, Maharashtra during September 1-2, 2018
Continuous Medical Education (CME) for Female Radiographers held on 19th August 2018 at Mumbai
AERB's exhibition stall during the conference on Interventional Oncology,
AERB's exhibition stall annual conference of Indian Society for Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR) held during 22-25 February 2017 at Kolkata

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