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.

Public Communication and Outreach

Public communication and outreach is one of the important functions of AERB. AERB keeps informed and create awareness among the general public, including those residing in the vicinity of nuclear facilities, about the facts on nuclear and radiation safety, its own role and decisions taken during normal as well as low probability emergency situations. All necessary information for public is made available through its periodic newsletters, annual reports, press releases, etc. published on its website. AERB’s website plays a pivotal role in keeping the public informed. AERB also interacts directly with public in awareness programmes/scientific events conducted in the various parts of the country. Amidst the Covid-19 situation, AERB conducts webinars/ participates in on-line forums to ensure its continuous efforts towards public awareness.

Upcoming public outreach programme

There is no upcoming programms.

Public Outreach Programmes by AERB

AERB conducted webinar for institutions of higher education located in Guwahati and major radiation facilities in Assam (July 07, 2021)
Webinar on ‘Security of Radioactive Material’ organized for Police Officials and Radiation Facilities using Category 1 & 2 radioactive sources of Gujarat on February 02, 2021
AERB Webinar on ‘Societal Benefits of Radiation Technology and Safety Aspects’ for educational institutes and professional associations in and around Chandigarh (November 24, 2020)
AERB participated in ‘Indian Science Congress – Pride of India Expo 2020 (January 03-07, 2020)
AERB conducted awareness programme on ‘Radiation Safety in the use of Radiation Source for Societal Benefits’ at Madurai (November 25-26, 2019).
Briefing on ‘Regulatory Framework for Radiation Protection’ to the members of industry in FICCI, New Delhi (September 26, 2019).
Participation of AERB in DAE-National Union of Journalist (India), School of Journalism Workshop held at RAPS Rawatbhata, Rajasthan (August 05-09, 2019).
National Seminar on ‘Application of Radioisotopes and Radiation Technology in Agriculture, Healthcare & Industries’, at Mehsana, Gujrat (February 15-16, 2019)
International Conference on Recent Developments in Clean and Safe Nuclear Power Generation (ICNPG)-2018, Hyderabad (October 03-05, 2018).
Awareness Programme on ‘Security of Radioactive Material’ organized for Police Officials of Maharashtra during December 4-5, 2018 at Nashik and Mumbai

Contact details to invite AERB for conducting outreach event or for support from AERB

In view of current Covid-19 situation, AERB has been conducting public outreach events through video conferencing mode. For the group of people such as students, faculty members, journalists, professional/social associations, industry personnel, etc. who may be interested in knowing and understanding about nuclear and radiation safety technologies and safety regulations with AERB’s role, AERB holds a meet for such people in video conferencing mode. The proposal for such meet may be sent to:

Head, Directorate of Regulatory Affairs and Communications (DRA&C) Atomic Energy Regulatory Board

Email: head[dot]drac[at]aerb[dot]gov[dot]in

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Radiation?

Radiation is energy in motion. The simplest and well-known example of radiation is either light from sun or heat felt from the fire. Radiation can be either ionizing or non-ionizing in nature. Non-Ionizing radiation is the kind of radiation that does not have sufficient energy to remove an electron (ionize) from an atom (e.g., radio waves, microwaves, infrared radiation, visible light, lasers, ultraviolet light, radar etc.), whereas ionizing radiation is the radiation that has sufficient energy to eject electrons from atoms i.e. ionize atoms (e.g., alpha particles, beta particles, neutrons, gamma rays, and x-rays etc.).

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