No possibility of setting up nuclear plant in Punjab: SAD

By: | Published: September 28, 2016 10:01 PM

SAD General Secretary and Member of Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra said there was no feasibility for setting up a nuclear power plant in the state.

SAD General Secretary and Member of Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra. (PTI)SAD General Secretary and Member of Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra. (PTI)

Ruling SAD today ruled out the possibility of setting up a nuclear plant anywhere in Punjab, holding there was no feasibility for it in the state, a day after the Centre said it was looking at possible sites in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana.

SAD General Secretary and Member of Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra said there was no feasibility for setting up a nuclear power plant in the state.

He said if the Centre really wants to set up nuclear plants, it should look for sites in Rajashatan or Madhya Pradesh.

Meanwhile, chairman of Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) K D Chaudhary said no such proposal was there for consideration with the state.

He said that the state is “power plus” now.

Yesterday, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Jitendra Singh had said that the central government is looking at possible sites in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Haryana for setting up new atomic power plants.

The Congress government had rejected the proposal for setting up a nuclear power plant in Darauli in Patiala in 2000.

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