No threat to Mandla biodiversity: Report
A STUDY has said that Madhya Pradesh's first 1,400 MW atomic power station coming up in the tribal- dominated Mandla district does not pose a threat to biodiversity within the 30 km radius of the proposed project site. The study was carried out by Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur, at the behest of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, for more than two years. The study reported that scientists have found almost negligible threatened species of flora or fauna in the proposed area. Almost 60 per cent of the area of the site is covered with water while remaining part is barren land, with a small area of cultivated land with poor soil conditions.