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With reference to the report No going back now, says N-stir leader (September 15), the widespread protest against the setting up of a nuclear plant in Kudankulam (picture above) is justified

india Updated: Sep 17, 2012 22:03 IST

The UPA must decide between public safety and nuclear energy
With reference to the report No going back now, says N-stir leader (September 15), the widespread protest against the setting up of a nuclear plant in Kudankulam is justified. After the Fukushima incident in Japan last year, concern over the safety of nuclear plants is growing across the globe. Many countries have even decided to do away with nuclear energy and, instead, switch to safer and green sources of energy like wind, solar and water. However, unfortunately, India is going in the opposite direction. The government should choose between the safety of its people and energy, and it must make up its mind quickly.
G David Milton, via email

Reforms can't impress people
With reference to the report PM defends reforms, says risks necessary (September 16), it seems Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has no regard for the hardships that the common man is facing thanks to the UPA's policies. Allowing foreign direct investment in the retail sector is bad news for thousands of people whose businesses will face stiff competition from big retail chains and other brands that will soon enter the Indian market. The only way Singh can restore the confidence of people in his government is by taking action against each and every politician who’s been involved in the various scams so far.
RK Chaturvedi, via email

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We seem to have reached a point where it’s become impossible to understand whether a policy is good or bad. Some say that FDI in retail and aviation sectors is a good step. Many others disagree. The government's job doesn't end at formulating policies. It must also educate people about how its decisions will affect the present and the future of the country.
Rajender Kapoor, via email