India • nuclear Plans to boost nuclear power received a setback when the influential parliamentary standing committee on energy said they were over-ambitious and too costly to execute. The committee instructed the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) to reconsider its proposals, with a view to drawing up a plan fixing short and “achievable” targets. The DAE had wanted to raise the nuclear electricity generation capacity from its present 1840 MWe by a staggering 20 GWe for 2020, at an estimated cost of some $22 billion. Currently, nuclear accounts for two per cent of capacity.