“NDMA has asked the State Governments of all the six States with nuclear installations to prepare a plan for development of the 16 KMs EPZ around the Nuclear Plants”, said Shri Reddy, Vice Chairman, National Disaster Management Authority. On the basis of this, Government of Karnataka has prepared a proposal for upgrading the infrastructure around the Kaiga Atomic Power Plant.
2. A delegation led by Shri Sitaram Yechury, MP and Member of CPI Politibureau met Shri Reddy and presented a representation with a demand for rehabilitation of the people of 5 villages falling within 5 KM radius around Kaiga Nuclear Plant. Shri Reddy explained that people living in the 1.6 KM sterile zone have been rehabilitated and in the exclusion zone covering 5 KM radius, there are restrictions on development but people are generally not rehabilitated.