TN govt gives go ahead to Kudankulam N-plant
Chennai: Seeking to end the impasse over the
Kudankulam nuclear plant issue, the Jayalalilthaa government in Tamil Nadu Monday gave the go ahead to the controversial project and announced a Rs 500 crore special development package for the area where it is located.
"In accordance with (today`s) cabinet decision, immediate
steps will be taken (to facilitate commissioning) of the
plant," Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said in a statement,
breaking her silence over the issue.
She also sought the cooperation of political parties and
all concerned to immediately resume work at the plant in
Tirunelveli district, stalled following protests since
September 2011, spearheaded by the People`s Movement Against
Nuclear Energy (PMANE).
The cabinet decided to allocate Rs 500 crore for locals
to set up among others, a cold storage to store fish catch,
construct houses, laying of roads and repairing mechanised
fishing boats of local fishermen, she said.
The decision comes a day after completion of polling at
Sankarankoil, which falls in the same district.
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