Anti-Kudankulam struggle enters 200th day


Newzfirst, Mar 3, 2012

CHENNAI – The people’s struggle against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu entered its 200th day Friday with villagers raising Rs.100,000 for the chief minister’s relief fund for the victims of Cyclone Thane that struck Dec 30 last year, an activist said.

The struggle against the two 1,000 MW reactors being built by India‘s nuclear power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) in Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district, around 650 km from here, began Aug 16 at Idinthakarai village.

The struggle is spearheaded by People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE).

“Today (Friday) is the 200th day of our struggle. The fast by people from nearby villagers is going on. We have raised Rs.100,000 from villagers as their contribution towards the Thane cyclone relief fund. The demand draft will be handed over to the district collector Saturday,” M. Pushparayan, convenor of the Coastal People’s Federation and a PMANE leader, told IANS

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