No permission given for Uranium mining in Nallamala : Minister

No permission given for Uranium mining in Nallamala : Minister

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Hyderabad, Sep 15 : Telangana Minister for Municipal Administration and IT K T Rama Rao clarified in the Legislative Council on Sunday that the state government has not accorded any permission for Uranium mining in Nallamala Forest area in the state.
Announcing the government stand on Uranium mining issue, the Minister said 'we will not permit any uranium mining in Nallamala forest area'.

The controversy over uranium mining in the Nallamala forest area has been gaining heat in the last few weeks.

“I noted the concern of all the members on the issue of Uranium mining in Nallamala forest area , the Minister said and assured all that he would personally discuss the matter with Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao.

Earlier in May, a proposal was considered by the Forest Advisory Committee after the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) recommended an 'in-principle' approval to the Department of Atomic Energy for survey and exploration of uranium in over 83 square kilometres of land at Nallamala forests in Amrabad area of Nalgonda district.

However, the Save Nallamala movement gained momentum after celebrities from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana came together and strongly objected against the proposed uranium mining and exploration in the forest.(UNI)