Ram Phal the lone fighter against a 2800 MW Nuclear Power Plant

In Haryana’s Fatehabad district one farmer is holding out against the Union government’s ambitious 2,800 MW nuclear power plant

“I would have given my land if they wanted to build a university or a hospital or a sports complex. But a nuclear power plant is not something I will give the land of my ancestors for. I dare anyone to evict me. My sons and I will drive them out with laths (sticks)” says Ram Phal. He however will have little option. The government has already cut off electricity to his house and fields, which were irrigated by pumps drawing water from the Bhakra breach canal. His drinking water supply too has been cut-off.

via One man’s fight against nuclear power|Sai Manish.


Author: Intercultural Resources

Intercultural Resources is a forum for research and political intervention on issues related to the impacts and alternatives to destructive development. Our effort draws upon the social, cultural, material and intellectual resources that have been generated in the course of dialogues between people of different cultures on questions of social justice, development and self-rule. We are of the view that dialogue can sustain plurality and open possibilities for recovery of the ground lost on account of inter-cultural alienation, which is manifest in a variety of forms of violence that we encounter everyday at different levels of social life. Intercultural Resources is based in Delhi, India. Email: ihpindia@gmail.com

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