India UpdatePublished by MAC on 2006-02-13
13th February 2006
Environmentalists slam uranium project in AP
by NDTV Correspondent
9th February 2006
An NDTV report on the potential ill-effects of a Uranium Corporation of India mining project has prompted strong protests from environment experts.
The project located near the Nagarjunsagar Reservoir and the Rajiv Gandhi Tiger Reserve in Andhra Pradesh poses a serious hazard for the residents of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.
Sanctuary Asia Editor Bittu Sehgal has strongly criticised the central government, saying he had been opposed to the mining project when it came up before the Indian Board for Wildlife, of which he was earlier a member.
Sehgal claimed he was ousted from the board because of his protests, and reiterated that okaying the project would be a huge mistake.
He added that the future generations would never forgive the country if a decision was taken to go ahead with the project.