Kudankulam Nuclear Plant IMAGE.
strongChennai:/strong Thousands of villagers, including women and children living near the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) Sunday made the Kudankulam beach behind the upcoming power plant their protest venue braving chilly winds, rough sea, shortage of drinking water and food, said a leading activist.
The People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) that is spearheading the anti-KNPP movement for more than a year has decided to take its fight against the Rs 17,120 crore project near the plant itself away from Idinthakarai village near Kudankulam in Tirunelveli district around 650 km from here.
India's atomic power plant operator Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL) is building two 1,000 MW reactors with Russian equipments since 2001.
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