Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Jaitapura Nuclear Power Project

Yesterday One person died and some others injured in police firing at Jaitapura in Maharashtra. Some Policemen also get injured in stone pelting by agitating peoples. These Peoples who are agitating against 9900 MW Nuclear Power Project which is going to be established their by Central government. For this purpose government is acquiring land and removing peoples from that place. In Starting A group of peoples manhandled the Nate Police Station official and police started lathi charge and later on Fired in air to control the situation. In his last visit to Jaitapura, Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh said no about any "re-think" on the proposed mega nuclear power plant at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. The boiling statement given by ShivSena Chief Bal Thackery and presence of local ShivSena representative has increased the intensity level of agitation. 

My question is that in view of crisis at Japan , Fukushim Nuclear Power Plant should not we think about it and the safety arrangements must be made public. Also maintenance and backup plans for safety of plants must be made public every five years. Further residents of Jaitapura and nearby area should be taken in confidence by awareness but not through forcing them. The most important point is about the land on which Nuclear Power Plant is being established means if it is agriculture land than it should not be used and must be established on non-agricultural land because speed of land acquisition in last 2-3 decades is very fast and in coming decades India will don’t have any agricultural land and we become dependent on others for food security of our citizens. Already there is big scarcity of food in country and inflation rate is so high because of gap in demand and supply. The details about impact on environment of the Jaitapura and Maharashtra must be known to the peoples of that area. 

How this Nuclear Power Plant is going to help the local peoples and what benefits it is going to give to the country, also how it could help in generating more security to basic needs of our citizens like Food, Water, clean environment etc. 

Also Government must ensure that it do not becomes a case like Nandigarm and Singur in West Bengal.
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