The Jana Sena party has threatened to launch an agitation if the government takes up uranium mining in the Nallamala hill forests. Jana Senani Pawan Kalyan said that uranium mining would pollute the Krishna river waters causing severe hardships to the people of both the Telugu states. Moreover, the Chenchu tribal people have already complained to Pawan that the mining would render them homeless by making the hills uninhabitable.
Pawan Kalyan and senior Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao discussed the issue at Jana Sena office in Hyderabad and gave a joint call against the uranium mining. They pointed out that this mining would badly hit the bio-diversity in the green Nallamala hill forests. The wildlife would be destroyed. This would also lead to outbreak of cancers and kidney diseases.
The government is more interested in taking the mining forward despite protests from the Opposition parties. Pawan said that an all-party forum would be created soon to take their agitation to the next level. Environmentalists and experts will also be involved in the stir.