“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.