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CPI (M) ups the ante against Kovvada power plant

Vijayawada, July 16 (INN): Protesting against the location of Atomic Power Plant at Kovvada in Srikakulam district, the CPIM has alleged that the Kovvada plant would be beneficial only to the U.S. companies which would not pay compensation to the affected people in case of accidents.

“People have understood that the government is trying to make North Andhra a dumping yard with the establishment of thermal and atomic plants. The State government is extending its full support to the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) by diverting the Nagavalli water for the project.

The government is forcing the district administration to speed up land acquisition, in spite of the stiff resistance of the people against the project,” said CPIM district secretary B. Krishnamurthy.

CPI (M) secretary Karat will attend another meeting in Visakhapatnam on July 17 where the party’s stand over the Kovvada project would be revealed. (INN)

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