Uranium Corporation of India (UCIL) today held a public hearing in the wake of protests by the villagers whose lands were acquired for its mining project in the district.
The Rs 1,000-crore Kadapa project is aimed at generating power and is expected to provide employment to over a 1,000 locals. However, it faces stiff opposition from environmentalists who say uranium mining can have disastrous effects in the long run.
Meanwhile, local MP and YSR Congress chief Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy accused the PSU officials of doing precious little in redressing the grievances of the villagers whose lands have been acquired for the project.
"I strongly urge the concerned officials to find a solution and not take up the project to the next level until the issues are sorted out," Reddy said.