‘Health Survey In Kaiga Villages Soon’

KARWAR: Chairman of Western Ghats Task Force Ananth Hegde Ashisara, who held a meeting with the officials of Kaiga Nuclear Power Station at the DC’s office here on Wednesday, told reporters th

Published: 05th January 2012 01:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:09 PM   |  A+A-

KARWAR: Chairman of Western Ghats Task Force Ananth Hegde Ashisara, who held a meeting with the officials of Kaiga Nuclear Power Station at the DC’s office here on Wednesday, told reporters that Kaiga authorities had agreed for a health survey within 16 km radius of the station.

He said, as declared by CM D V Sadananda Gowda at Sirsi recently, the survey would be conducted by Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and Kasturba Medical College, Manipal.

He said the meeting resolved to set up a joint consultative committee involving officials of Kaiga, district administration and environmentalists to discuss all social problems of the people living in the vicinity of Kaiga, find solutions and ensure the safety of the villagers.

Ashisara said the meeting also decided to set up a health fund for activities like health camps in these villages. While the fund would be provided by the Nuclear Power Corporation India Limited, its utilisation would be monitored by a committee headed by the DC.

He said a study of the bio diversity status around Kaiga would be carried out jointly by WGTF, state Bio Diversity Board and organisations involved in such activities.

The district administration made a project involving `193 crore for development of 43 villages near Kaiga as suggested by National Disaster Management Authority.

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