Farmers in Haryana have stepped up their campaign against the setting up of the Gorakhpur Nuclear Power Plant in the Fatehabad district of the state.

The Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) has earmarked over 628 hectares of land to set up a 2,800-MW power plant which will use pressurised heavy water reactors at a cost of `13,000 crores. The villages earmarked for site selection include Gorakhpur, Kumaharia and Kajalhedi.

The overconfidence shown by Indian officials on nuclear safety is unfounded and alarming
MV Ramana, Physicist, Program On Science and Global Security, Princeton University

MUMBAI: The anti-Jaitapur nuclear plant pitch rose a notch higher on Sunday with demonstrations and rallies against the nuclear power plant being held at a number of places across the state.

Villagers opposing the 10,000 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district have decided to launch an economic non-cooperation movement against Nuclear Power Corporation of

The government today said there will be no compromise on nuclear safety or livelihood of any section of society in India's pursuit of atomic power, a statement that comes against the backdrop of anti-nuclear protests in Kudankulam and Jaitapur.

Addressing a joint sitting of Parliament, President Pratibha Patil asserted that the country would more than double its nuclear power generating capacity in the 12th Five Year Plan period from 2012-17.

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Several members of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s hand-picked National Advisory Council (NAC) have asked the government to stop harassing the anti-nuclear activists in Koodankulam.

They are amongst a group of over 50 intellectuals, including historian Romilla Thapar, writer Arundhati Roy, and scientist A. Gopalakrishnan to have signed a statement asking the government to halt its vilification campaign against the people’s movement against the Koodankulam nuclear plant.

Rubbishing allegations of foreign funding to the proposed Jaitapur nuclear power project in Ratnagiri district, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray today said that those who are willing

Against the backdrop of the Centre initiating action against certain NGOs opposing the Kudankulam nuclear plant, Congress' Maharashtra unit demanded a probe into "motives and funding patterns" of p

The Coalition for a GM-Free India has expressed “outrage” at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that foreign-funded NGOs were the reason for the moratorium on Bt brinjal.

“It is a clear attempt to undermine and disrespect the exercise of democratic rights by the citizens of this country regarding critical issues that concern one and all,” Sridhar Radhakrishnan, convenor of the coalition has said.