Huge relief as Telangana govt declines Uranium mining in Nallamala


Hyderabad: Telangana govt has decided that it won’t be carrying out uranium mining in Amrabad Tiger Reserve (ATR). Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that an appropriate resolution would be passed in the Assembly and Council in this regard. “We have no intention of allowing uranium mining. We will not allow Nallamala forests (where the tiger reserve is) to be destroyed. It will contaminate the Krishna river from which we get drinking water. It will impact our capital city Hyderabad. So at any cost, we will not allow uranium mining. This is our firm decision. I request the people of the state not to worry about it,” Rao said. The Union ministry of environment and forests had given in-principle permission to the Uranium Mining Corporation to begin mining in the area.  Following this, the Atomic Minerals Directorate For Exploration And Research had reportedly begun digging wells inside the Nallamala Forest in search of uranium.