Revanth opposes Uranium mining in Nallamalla
Congress MP A. Revanth Reddy has called for the boycott of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders in Nallamala forest area where the government has given permission for mining of Uranium. Unless they are boycotted the government will not feel the heat and understand how dangerously they are playing with people and disturbing the eco-system in the entire Nallamala forest, he said while speaking to the villagers in Amrabad in Nagarkurnool district.
Mr. Reddy said Nallamalla was a unique forest as it was a tiger sanctuary apart from being the home of 11,000 Chenchu tribals in the 124 hamlets that will be affected if Uranium is mined. He said areas in Jharkhand and in Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh, that are barren lands, water pollution was spread in 50 to 60 Kms radius. But Nallamalla is a forest range.
Moreover, the Krishna basin runs through this forest and every drop of rain here goes into Krishna river, which is the lifeline of 10 crore Telugu people. “We use nearly 1,000 TMC of Krishna water every year and this will be in danger with the entire Krishna getting polluted and water contaminated thus affecting the lives of 10 crore people.”
He reminded that entire world is closing down Uranium projects and mining realising the dangers it posed to the people for generations as water and soil will be contaminated forever. However, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao has given permission to the Union government without realising concerns about water, air, environment and biodiversity.