Hyderabad: Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan and Tollywood actor Vijay Devarakonda have come out against uranium mining and have extended their support to #savenallamalla.
The Centre has plans to extract Uranium from the Nallamalla forest and use it to generate electricity. The government has plans to produce 40,000 megawatts of nuclear power by 2030.
Pawan Kalyan on behalf of the Jana Sena on Wednesday tweeted JSP will extend its support for #savenallamalla. In the tweet, he questioned public associations and political parties saying, “Can Bangaru Telangana be given to the future aspirants? Or Uranium polluted Telangana?”
JSP will extend its support for #savenallamalla
భావి తరాలకి, బంగారు తెలంగాణ ఇస్తామా? యురేనియం కాలుష్యం తెలంగాణ ఇస్తామా? అన్నది అన్ని ప్రజా సంఘాలు , రాజకీయ పక్షాలు ఆలోచించాలి?
— Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) September 11, 2019
Vijay Devarakonda tweeted, “For anyone trying to justify it – WTF will we do with Uranium and electricity when we don’t have breathable air and drinkable water (sic).”
— Vijay Deverakonda (@TheDeverakonda) September 12, 2019
In the tweet, he mentioned, “20,000 acres of Nallamalla is at risk of being destroyed.” He also raised questions about the quality of air and scarcity of water in cities. “The quality of our air is deteriorating everywhere, while multiple cities are running out of the water, to drink, brush, shower, wash, everything,” he mentioned in the tweet.
Pawan Kalyan accompanied by Congress leader V. Hanumantha Rao on Monday at his JSP office in Hyderabad, said, “The people of two Telugu states will be affected by Uranium mining. River Krishna will be polluted.
The tribal community Chenchulu has already consulted Pawan Kalyan in regards the threat uranium mining will have.
Vijay Devarakonda said If all you want is non-renewable source like Uranium then buy it. We can buy Uranium; can we buy forests?
He suggested that the state and Centre develop renewable solar energy and arrange solar panels on every rooftop.
Adding, “We have destroyed our lakes, flooded our states, caused drought in others, polluted most of our drinking water sources.”