SHILLONG, Sept 21: The Khasi Students

Despite Protests, Meghalaya Says People In Favour Of Extraction

As protests gather pitch against uranium mining in Khasi Hills, with a students body taking the lead, Meghalaya government has assured the Centre that people were in favour of the project and the state would be able to clinch pre-mining development projects and come to extraction soon.

Uranium mining

By Lamphrang Nongspung

JADUGODA: Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) started uranium mining operations in Jadugoda in the early 60s, but what is distressing to note is the stark poverty surrounding the area and the lack of basic infrastructure, leave alone modern amenities.

SHILLONG: The MUA Government will hold talks with KSU on the contentious issue of UCIL's first-phase development programmes on Friday.

By Lamphrang Nongspung

Jadugoda: The Adivasi tribals living close to the uranium mining sites in Jadugoda, Jharkhand are facing a serious threat of being wiped out as a large number afflicted with various kinds of strange ailments and abnormal health conditions.

SHILLONG: KHNAM has asked the government for a White Paper on the UCIL "pre-project" development programmes and the proposed uranium project in West Khasi Hills district.

The Central Executive Council of KHNAM has decided to make representations to Chief Minister DD Lapang and ask him to stop the UCIL development projects in Mawthabah, West Khasi Hills, the site for the uranium project.

In protest against the Meghalaya Government

SHILLONG: Chief Minister DD Lapang has reiterated that the government would not revoke Cabinet's decision on leasing of land to the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL).

SHILLONG, Sept 15: The West Khasi Hills Confederation of Association for Development (WKHCAD) today met Chief Minister DD Lapang demanding absolute coverage to the West Khasi Hills district in terms of development with the UCIL-earmarked money of Rs 209 crore.

SHILLONG, Sept 14: Opposition to the proposed uranium mining in West Khasi Hills has gained its momentum during the public rally taken out by the anti-uranium lobby spearheaded by the KSU, LYWA and HSPDP today.