The proposed Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) must be built at Kovvada, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said. He was speaking to fishermen association representatives and sarpanches of affected villages’ at Derasam on Thursday.
After inauguration of VKT Pharmaceuticals at Derasam fishermen association representatives and sarpanches met the Chief Minister along with TD Etcherla MLA K. Kala Venkata Rao and explained their opposition to the NPP.
According to the fishermen and MLA Kala Venkata Rao, Mr Naidu refused their plea to stop the NPP and said that it is a must as the Centre has made it a condition for the allotment of funds. We have a chance to fight for a better package but cannot stop the NPP, the Chief Minister reportedly told them. The CM asked the fishermen and sarpanches to cooperate with the collector for better R&R payments. “If you oppose the NPP, industrialists will not come to Srikakulam and that will affect development,” he explained.
Before the CM arrived, the police detained anti-NPP activists at Pydibhi-mavaram and sent them to the JR Puram police station. The anti-NPP activists planned a protest before the CM at Pathivadapalem.