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Adopt resolution to close down all proposals for uranium mining in Meghalaya: Group urges Meghalaya CM

Shillong, Aug 2 (UNI) The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC), a pressure group in Meghalaya on Tuesday urged Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, to bring in a resolution in the Assembly to close down all proposals relating to uranium mining in the state.
The HYC’s demand to adopt a resolution against uranium was after Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Dr Jitendra Singh had informed the Lok Sabha that the Centre has not yet abandoned the idea of uranium mining from Domiasiat-Mawthabah area in South West Khasi Hills.
In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, HYC President Robertjune Kharjahrin and General Secretary Roy Kupar Synrem said, as per a statement of Union Minister of State Dr Jitendra Singh to an unstarred question in the Parliament its clear that the government of India is still pursuing with uranium mining in the state.
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