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Pro-uranium mining groups hold rally in Shillong

Posted by Ramesh Khati on October 17, 2009

Shillong, Oct 16 (PTI) Amid protests by the Khasi Students Union against the government’s proposed uranium mining project in Meghalaya, various organisations favouring the administration’s move held a massive rally here today.

Heavy security arrangements were made in view of the rally organised by the newly formed Associations of Meghalaya for Development and Advancement (AMDA).

A conglomerate of NGOs from various districts, mostly from West Khasi Hills, the AMDA supports the government move to go ahead with the Rs 209-crore first-phase development by Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) in mineral-rich West Khasi Hills district.

“We have learnt from health institutions that there is no adverse affects on the health due to uranium mining,” AMDA chairman Wonder Marthong said.


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