In the wake of growing public demands for a review of nuclear safety following Japan's Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident, Parliament's Standing Committee on Science and Technology will meet next week to examine what India should do to ensure its own civil nuclear energy programme is safe.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday (April 5).

Pointing out that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had assured Parliament that a direction was given for a detailed review of the nuclear plants, Rajya Sabha MP Jabir Husain wrote to the Chairman of the Committee, T. Subbirami Reddy, to convene a meeting at the earliest.

Mr. Husain suggested that officials of the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited and the Department of Atomic Energy be invited to detail the steps being taken as a follow-up to the Prime Minister's directive.

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