The Centre has decided to install the system in 800 police vehicles across the country to detect presence of radioactive materials in public domain
The government has decided to install mobile radiation detection systems in police vehicles in selected cities in the country.
The Radiation Detection Systems installed in a mobile platform will have the capability to search and detect gamma emitting radio nuclides.
More than 800 police stations will be provided the vehicles having the radiation detection system.
Technical support from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has been taken in this connection.
The aim is to help the police forces to detect any inadvertent presence of radioactivity in public domain. It will also act as a deterrent for unauthorised usage of radioactive materials.