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The Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research has undertaken the exploration of uranium in Arunachal Pradesh.

The AMD is a constituent unit of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

AMD director DK Sinha told reporters that the agency is carrying out a detailed geological investigation for uranium in parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Uranium is used as fuel in nuclear reactors.

Sinha was responding to reports about the AMD taking up uranium exploration in the Northeastern state near the India-China border.

The AMD has the mandate to identify and evaluate mineral resources of uranium, thorium, zirconium, titanium and others and rare earths containing uranium and thorium in the potential geological domains of the country, Sinha said.

For implementing its mandate to identify and evaluate uranium resources, the AMD takes up investigations across the country from the Regional Exploration and Research Centres located at New Delhi, Bengaluru, Jamshedpur, Shillong, Jaipur, Nagpur and Hyderabad.

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