Visakhapatnam

Araku MP blames Centre on bauxite mining

Araku MP Kothapalli Geeta at media conference in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.— Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam

Araku MP Kothapalli Geeta at media conference in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.— Photo: C.V.Subrahmanyam  

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The Central government did not follow procedure in taking a decision on mining in her constituency without as much as informing her, the MP told the media.

The Central government did not follow proper procedure while granting environmental clearance for mining bauxite in Visakhapatnam Agency area, Araku MP Kothapalli Geeta has said adding she will be raising the issue in Parliament.

The Central government did not follow procedure in taking a decision on mining in her constituency without as much as informing her, the MP told the media here on Sunday. Centre has acted in total violation of rights of tribal people, she declared. Tribal Advisory Council has not been formed nor have resolutions been made in support of bauxite mining by the Gram Sabhas, she pointed out. The MP said she would raise the issue on the Floor of the House during the next session.

“I am against all illegal mining in the Agency area,” she asserted avoiding a clear statement of her stand on bauxite mining. She declared that she would not allow any activity that would affect the lives of tribal people.



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