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Students' organisations oppose uranium mining in Meghalaya

The Khasi Student's Union of Meghalaya on Tuesday got the support of Langrin Youth Welfare Associationto fight against the state government's move to facilitate mining of Uranium in Meghalaya.

india Updated: Sep 22, 2009 11:49 IST

The Khasi Student's Union (KSU) of Meghalaya on Tuesday got the support of Langrin Youth Welfare Association (LYWA) to fight against the state government's move to facilitate the Uranium Corporation of India Ltd (UCIL) to Uranium in Meghalaya.

The pamphlets distributed by the two organisations said the KSU and LYWA would like to apprise the public on the danger of Uranium mininng intended to be taken up by Centre through the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Atomic Mineral Division and UCIL.

The distribution of pamphlets was part of the KSU agitational programme to oppose the recent cabinet decision to lease out 422 Sq. Hectares at Mawthabah in West Khasi Hills District to UCIL for the Rs 209 crore first phase pre-development project. The KSU flet the cabinet decision would facilitate UCIL to take up the uranium project in the near future.