Uranium Mining In Telangana Forests: Impact Report Under Way.
The proposals for exploratory drilling for eventual possible mining of uranium in Nallamala forests in the State, in two blocks of forest covering 83 square kilometres, appear to be moving forward with field level officers of the Forest Department tasked with preparing reports on tree cover, existence of roads and presence of wild animals in the identified areas.
It may be recalled that an in-principle approval was given for exploratory drilling for uranium this past May by Union Ministry for Environment, Forests and Climate Change in an area of seven square kilometres. in two blocks of 3 and 4 square kilometres
The State Government of Telangana wants to push mining of uranium despite all environmental destruction – even in protected tiger core areas (Amrabad Tiger Reserve).
When are politicians going to learn to respect nature – the foundation of all life?
Stop the mining in Telangana forests!