Bhavnagar: People of four villages in Talaja
taluka of the district are opposing the 6000 MW nuclear power
project proposed to be set up in the region as part of
civilian nuclear cooperation between India and the US.
Villagers from Mithivirdi, Jaspara, Mandva and Khadarpara
had gathered yesterday and shouted slogans against government
when a team of officials from the Nuclear Power Corporation of
India Ltd (NPCIL) and Gujarat Power Corporation Ltd (GPCL)
visited the site.
"The government officials had come to take samples of
soil and have a look at the site. We, who are going to be
affected by the nuclear plant, have not been given any
information about it," deputy sarpanch of Jaspara village
Shaktisinh Gohil told PTI.
"We have told the district collector number of times
through memorandums that we do not want this plant here," he
said, adding they did not know if it was good or bad, but
wanted government officials to talk to them.
"They come here take samples and go, and when we ask them
about the project them do not answer," Gohil added.
"Yesterday evening some officials of NPCIL and GPCL had
come, but seeing the huge crowd which had gathered they went
off. They came back this morning but went away again after
seeing over 3000 people from the villages which are going to
be affected," he added.