A protest was staged by Joint Forum for People’s Democratic rights to stop uranium mining in sensitive areas of Nallamala Hills of Andhra Pradesh.
Uranium is one of the rarest minerals on the earth and a small fraction is available in India.
The major uranium mining areas in India are located in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Meghalaya etc.
Impact of Uranium Mining
The Nallamalas (also called the Nallamalla Range) are a section of the Eastern Ghats which stretch primarily over Kurnool, Nellore, Guntur, Prakasam, Kadapa and Chittoor districts of the state of Andhra Pradesh and Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda districts of the state of Telangana, in India
Importance of Nallamala Hills