Shillong, March 19: A Meghalaya Assembly panel today recommended that the government take up a uranium mining project in West Khasi Hills district without further delay but subject to some conditions.

JORHAT, March 1: What prevents Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) and Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) from making a formal announcement about the reported discovery of a uranium reserve at Borhola along the Assam-Nagaland border in November 2009?




House witnesses intense debate

SHILLONG Dec 7: The Meghalaya Assembly today dwelt on the proposed uranium mining in the State with Chief Minister DD Lapang reiterating that the Government was yet to give consent to uranium mining.

The Uranium Corporation of India plans to expand its mining and ore processing operations in Jaduguda, Jharkhand, which will require an additional 6.37 hectares of forest land. The public hearing on the environmental clearance in May was a farcical exercise with company employees and their families crowding out the affected villagers.

SHILLONG: Union Minister of Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday informed the Lok Sabha that majority of people in Meghalaya supported the proposed uranium mining project in the State.

The plan to mine uranium in Meghalaya to address the needs of the nuclear industry in India has run into opposition and protests in the state. A complicated story featuring the opposition led by the Khasi Students Union emerges as one delves into the issue. Placing an active source of rent in a region with not one but several established insurgencies is fundamentally a flawed idea.

nongstoin: The fourth political movement of Ardent Basawiamoit ended peacefully on Wednesday at Nongstoin.