Uranium Corp going ahead with Maghalaya miningMarch 19th, 2008 - 9:05 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Uranium Corp of India Ltd (UCIL) is going ahead with its mining and milling project in West Khasi hills of Meghalaya despite opposition from NGOs, the government said Wednesday. “UCIL proposes to set up a mine and mill near Kylleng Pyndengsohiong Mawthabah in the West Khasi Hills district,” Prithiviraj Chavan, the minister of state in the Prime Minister’s Office, told the Lok Sabha in a written statement.
“Various pre-project activities are being carried out and work for implementing the project will commence only after UGCIL secures all statutory clearances as well as investment approval from the government,” Chavan said.
“Uranium Corp will invest Rs.10.72 billion in the first phase of the project development,” he said, adding that a few NGOs and anti-nuclear activists were opposed to uranium mining in Meghalaya.
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