Shiv Sena opposes Jaitapur nuclear project

Desai said that Shiv Sena also opposes the entry of mining industry in Konkan.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Published:June 7, 2014 6:46 pm
The project with six reactors, each with a capacity of 1650 MW, is coming up in the coastal district of Ratnagiri and has faced a stiff resistance from locals. The project with six reactors, each with a capacity of 1650 MW, is coming up in the coastal district of Ratnagiri and has faced a stiff resistance from locals.

Shiv Sena on Saturday expressed its opposition to the ambitious nuclear power project at Jaitapur in coastal Maharashtra and said the party would continue with its stand on the issue.

“The local populace is opposed to Jaitapur project and it is the demand of the Shiv Sena that this destructive project be scrapped,” Shiv Sena group leader in Legislative Assembly Subhash Desai said.

A Sena delegation led by Desai met Union Minister for Environment and Forests Prakash Jawadekar here this afternoon and submitted a memorandum on various environmental issues pertaining to coastal Konkan and Mumbai region.

“Shiv Sena also opposes the entry of mining industry in Konkan,” Desai said.

The CRZ norms should be relaxed and coastal road for Mumbai be given environmental clearance, the Sena delegation told the minister.

Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had also recently expressed his party’s opposition to Jaitapur project, saying “If the project is so good then any state in the country can take it and Maharashtra will buy power from it.”

The project with six reactors, each with a capacity of 1650 MW, is coming up in the coastal district of Ratnagiri and has faced a stiff resistance from locals.

Shiv Sena candidate Vinayak Raut defeated Congress sitting MP and Industries Minister Narayan Rane’s son Nilesh Rane from the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha seat and got a significant lead in the Rajapur assembly segment, where the project is coming up.

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    Vinu Koratty
    Jun 7, 2014 at 3:25 pm
    I cant understand why SS needs to stand in the way of development when most of India is reeling with 12 hours of power cuts. I cant understand what Anti-National, Foreign Funded NGOs trying to oppose it, they are all traitors of Mother India and just pawns in the hands of Foreign Masters, but why ShivSena? which at least says they are mega patriotic!Catching the Modi wave is the only reason why SS won so handsomely, it will be a good idea for them not to oppose good development initiatives or else, they may eventually get gobbled by BJP in Maharastra..
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    Sanatanan Shambu
    Jun 7, 2014 at 11:43 pm
    Keeping the Enron fiasco in view, at Jaitapur, to alleviate the shortage of bulk-electricity for industries to flower and bloom in Maharashtra and also elsewhere in India, rather than building imported light-water nuclear power plants (which are wasteful of neutrons) at humongous cost, it may be more desirable to build INDIGENOUS India-developed, World-cl. economical PHWRs which have been demonstrated to be operating successfully,
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    Sanatanan Shambu
    Jun 8, 2014 at 2:22 am
    Keeping the Enron fiasco in view, at Jaitapur, to alleviate the shortageof bulk-electricity for industries to flower and bloom in Maharashtra and alsoelsewhere in India, rather than building imported light-water nuclear powerplants (which are wasteful of neutrons) at humongous cost, it may be moredesirable to build INDIGENOUS India-developed, World-cl. economical PHWRswhich have been demonstrated to be operating successfully,
    Reply