Aruna Roy asks Sonia to stop N-power projects

Protests against nuclear power plants have reached the National Advisory Council (NAC) headed by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

In a letter to Gandhi, social activist Aruna Roy demanded that the Centre should stop installation and commission of new nuclear energy projects.

She also demanded the government should evolve a comprehensive energy policy encompassing that would include a comparative study of the costs of different systems of non-conventional and conventional energy and should place it in public domain.

Roy handed the letter to Gandhi when the duo met for the 23rd meeting of the NAC on Thursday – a day after Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office V Narayanasamy informed the Rajya Sabha that 10 months of agitation by locals and anti-nuclear activists had shot up the project cost of commissioning the first two units of Kudankulam Nuclear Power plant.

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