Examine how harnessing energy from nuclear fusion would help eliminate the many disadvantages associated with fission. In light of this, also assess India’s role in the ITER project. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-
  • https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/iter-project-indias-role-in-creating-a-miniature-sun-on-earth/2064396/
  • In the into, briefly explain what is nuclear fusion.
  • In the body, explain how nuclear fusion is different from nuclear fission and how it could help in eliminating the problems with fission. In the next part, mention India’s participation in the project and how India is contributing to the project financial or otherwise and also mention the other issues like financial overdue and participation of fewer scientists than the allocated strength.
  • Conclude by mentioning the importance of energy from the fusion for green future.
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