Shillong, April 28: The Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) today said that it will oppose the plan of the Central government to mine uranium in the State. According to the FKJGP information secretary Eldie Newton Lyngdoh, the Centre is planning to mine uranium by extending sops to villagers living in and around the mining site.
According to Lyngdoh, the government is going ahead with a plan to mine uranium despite opposition from several quarters in the State.
“We will not allow the Centre or the State government to mine uranium at any cost,” Lyngdoh said in his statement.
Pressure groups have expressed their suspicion that the two-laning of Nongstoin-Domiasiat-Mawthabah road is meant to facilitate uranium mining in the State.
Earlier, the Central government had sanctioned the two-laning of the 68 km Nongstoin-Domiasiat-Mawthabah road at a cost of Rs 470 crore.