Haryana farmers to visit Narora nuclear plant

Chandigarh, Oct 8: To allay fears of farmers in Haryana’s Fatehabad district about a proposed nuclear plant, a group of 40 farmers of Gorakhpur village left for Narora Atomic Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh Monday.

While flagging off the trip, additional deputy commissioner, Fatehabad, Rajiv Ratan said that the farmers will be informed about the benefits of the nuclear plant in their district.

Officers of Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL), Haryana Police, revenue and other departments accompanied the delegation of farmers.

Ratan said that farmers of Gorakhpur, Kajalheri and Badopal had provided land for the nuclear power plant planned for Fatehabad district, 300 km from Chandigarh.

Ratan said that the farmers had wanted to see how a nuclear plant operates.

“NPCIL organised the farmers’ visit. Farmers would also share their views with scientists and technical experts at the atomic power plant. They would also meet locals who had to migrate due to the setting up of the Narora nuclear power plant. They would also observe the development in the nearby areas,” Ratan added.