Monday, March 28, 2011

Not in our backyards

What angers me is the fact that Madhya Pradesh has been considering a nuclear plant in Chutka for over two decades but not with the blessings of the gram panchayat. The Bhopal gas tragedy dampened official ardour somewhat, but only for a while. In 2009, villagers found out through newspapers that a nuclear facility was headed for their backyards.

They sent letters again and again to district and state administrations, asking: Would they be displaced again? How will nuclear waste be disposed? Will the water still be fit for drinking? What will happen to the fish in the river?

It is 2011 now and the state still hasn’t bothered to reassure the people. Read more

4 comments:

hyderabad said...
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Anil P said...

Sadly, until the push comes to the shove. Then acquisition will be driven by law, sparking more conflict.

The Globetrotter said...

it is all about power and sadly enough, it with our corrupt politicians....nobody wants to listen to the common man...we still live in feudal times.

Anna said...
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