Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today told the Assembly the proposal to set up a nuclear power plant in Bhavnagar district has been scrapped owing to a movement by panic-stricken locals following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan.The project was proposed to be set up at Mithivirdi village in Bhavnagar district, said Energy Minister Saurabh Patel.
In addition, some environmentalists and local leaders such as (former BJP MLA) Kanubhai Kalsariya instigated villagers against the project. Some people did this for political gains,” said Patel.Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani alleged that most of the MoUs in energy sector remained only “on paper” as “neither public sector nor private sector firms have set up their power plants in Gujarat even after signing MoUs in Vibrant Summits several years back”.He cited some cases wherein major corporate houses have not set up their gas or coal-based power plants in Gujarat despite signing MoUs in this regard in Vibrant Summits held in 2007 and 2009.In his response, Patel said the main reason for this is non-availability of cheap fuel such as coal and gas.
March 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm
The scrapping of nuclear plant in Gujarat is a result of peoples protest to protect their area from nuclear disasters and radiation. This is a rare positive achievement
March 15, 2018 at 3:18 pm
Thanks for the information, i think the nuclear radiation is very dangerous for us, but why if we really need nuclear reactor for the future?