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Meghalaya plans aggressive awareness campaign on uranium mining

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 6, 2009

Shillong: Faced with vehement protests from various pressure groups, Meghalaya government on Monday said it has planned out an “aggressive campaign” to enlighten the people on the issue of uranium mining.
“The government has decided to go for an extensive campaign involving all stakeholders to enlighten the people on the issue of uranium mining. The campaign will be in the form of seminars, panel discussions, debates, workshops and visits to places where uranium is mined,” Deputy Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told reporters here after a cabinet meeting.
Asked if the government was convinced that the apprehensions of health and environment hazards expressed by organisations were unfounded, Sangma said, “That’s not the question. Even the government wants to know more on the issue.” He, however, added that the negative impacts of mining can be addressed by advanced technology.
Referring to statements made by Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP) against uranium mining, Sangma said the people had rejected the party in the last assembly polls.

Shillong(Zee News): Faced with vehement protests from various pressure groups, Meghalaya government on Monday said it has planned out an “aggressive campaign” to enlighten the people on the issue of uranium mining.

“The government has decided to go for an extensive campaign involving all stakeholders to enlighten the people on the issue of uranium mining. The campaign will be in the form of seminars, panel discussions, debates, workshops and visits to places where uranium is mined,” Deputy Chief Minister Mukul Sangma told reporters here after a cabinet meeting.

Asked if the government was convinced that the apprehensions of health and environment hazards expressed by organisations were unfounded, Sangma said, “That’s not the question. Even the government wants to know more on the issue.” He, however, added that the negative impacts of mining can be addressed by advanced technology.

Referring to statements made by Hill State Peoples Democratic Party (HSPDP) against uranium mining, Sangma said the people had rejected the party in the last assembly polls.

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