India’s search for uranium could displace 4,000 in 13 tribal villages of Madhya Pradesh

India’s appetite for uranium is growing rapidly. It has 22 nuclear power reactors that produce 3 per cent of its electricity, but the government wants to take this share to 25 per cent by 2050. As the villages are in a Fifth Schedule area, they are governed by a special administrative system, and any exploratory activity without the permission of all the concerned gram sabhas is illegal. In Meghalaya, uranium exploration in the 1990s caused massive damage to the flora and fauna

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