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Youth urged to raise voice against uranium mining in Nallamalla forest

Youth urged to raise voice against uranium mining in Nallamalla forest
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People from all walks of life on Sunday opposed the Central government’s proposed uranium mining in Nallamala Forest and termed it harmful for the environment as well as tribals living there for centuries.

Hyderabad: People from all walks of life on Sunday opposed the Central government's proposed uranium mining in Nallamala Forest and termed it harmful for the environment as well as tribals living there for centuries.

Addressing at an event on a theme 'Nallamala Is Ours',senior journalist Ramachandra Murthy called upon youth to raise their voice against the uranium mining in Nallamala forest stating uranium mining is equal to digging up for harm.

"Mining is not only a local issue but an international matter. It should be even raised with the United Nations Organisation, it is related to environment and ecology.

Tribal people will be affected more due to the radiation. Many countries have stopped mining realising how hazardous it is for the environment and mankind", the journalist said.

The event was conducted by Madhan Chirumamilla, an engineering student, along with a group of advocates, Umesh Chandra, Somasekhar and others here on Sunday.

Dr K Babu Rao, a retired senior scientist from IICT, said, "the Centre and the State governments are acting against the people; right now we are living in a capitalist society.

We have capability of converting solar and wind energy into electricity and also can use 24 hours with the help of batteries, whereas the process of mining for electricity and nuclear usages is highly costly and harmful.

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