With the resettlement and rehabilitation (R&R) package for the locals displaced by the proposed nuclear power plant at Kovvada in its final stages, officials indicate that the final package will have best features of the latest Land Acquisition Act.

The ministry of environment has directed the Nuclear Power Corpora-tion of India Limited to conduct fresh R&R surveys in the wake of opposition by locals after the survey report was submitted in July last year.

The Central government has finally given the go-ahead to the proposed 10,000 MW nuclear power plant in Kovvada in Srikakulam after a review of the safety aspects following the tsunami-linked nuclear disaster in Japan.

State-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) will engage nongovernmental organisations for development work around new and existing power plants, and a top company official said it was not a confidence building measure.

The move comes just a month after radiation leaked from a crippled nuclear power plant in Japan sparking a debate in India on the safety aspect of the nuclear energy p

Hyderabad: The Japanese nuclear crisis has triggered fresh fears among people in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh where protestshave been raging for several months over the proposed 2,000 MW nuclear power plant.

Environmentalists, local villagers and opposition parties are up in arms against the nuclear power project at Kovvada on the grounds that it would cause environmental pollution and