Members of pro-Kudankulam project submits memorandum to Collector

Members of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project Supporters' Movement submitted memorandum to Collector R. Selvaraj on Friday, urging the district administration to initiate immediate steps for the early commissioning of the nuclear power plant.

Led by former district panchayat councillor N. Vijayan of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, they handed over the memorandum to Dr. Selvaraj at the Collectorate.

Prior to their meeting with the Collector, members of the movement from Kudankulam, Chettikulam, Karaisuttrupudhur, Parameshwara puram, Uthayaththur, Radhapuram, Samooharengapuram, Thisaiyanvilai, Kasthurirengapuram, Aavaraikulam, Idaiyankudi, Pillaiyaarkudiyiruppu, Kottaikarunkulam, Amaravathivilai and Irukkanthurai villages and a section of the newly-elected local body representatives from these hamlets met at Chettikulam on Thursday.

The meeting, attended by the local leaders of various political parties except the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam and the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, unanimously decided in favour of the commissioning of the KKNPP on an early date, “so as to feed the power-starved State.”

“We've decided to organise intensive campaign in support of KKNPP in the villages and distribute pamphlets and handbooks explaining the most modern safety features incorporated at KKNPP and the advantages of having such an ambitious programme at Kudankulam,” said Mr. Vijayan adding that the campaign to be launched by the supporters' movement would wipe out all the myths pertaining to the nuclear programme.

“If the Central and State governments are still reluctant and allow the present stalemate to continue, we'll organise series of protests demanding the immediate commissioning of the KKNPP,” he said.