MAC: Mines and Communities

India update

Published by MAC on 2007-06-13

India update

13th June 2007

Opposition to the Jindal's proposal to open up bauxite mining on tribal (Adivasi) land in Andhra Pradesh has incited the wrath of a broad raft of political parties.

[see our report last week:]

The chairman of India's nuclear power corporation promises to overcome the "mismatch" between the country's burgeoning plans for more nuclear power stations, whatever the consequences for communities in the uranium-rich areas.

But students from one of those communities have made it clear that uranium has no place in their state.

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