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MP CM assures review of Chutka nuclear project to tribals who walked to Bhopal with their demands

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BHOPAL: A delegation of tribal people who walked to Bhopal from Dindori in almost three weeks was assured by chief minister Kamal Nath of a review of the Chutka nuclear power project.

The tribal people walked from Dindori to Bhopal under the banner of Adiwasi Mahapanchayat with their various demands including effective implementation of 5th schedule and PESA laws.

They also spoke to the CM about the impact of the Supreme Court directive of evicting the tribal people from forest lands on which they are settled from generations.

The delegation of 25 persons that met the CM was led by senior social worker Hari Singh Marawi.

The chief minister told the delegation that Chutka project would be reviewed as the state was already power surplus and asked his secretary to present documents related to the matter before him.

The issue of Chutka was taken up by Narayanganj Janpad vice-chairman Bhupendra Varkade.

Kamal Nath also said that MP government has decided to file a review petition in the Supreme Court regarding the order to evict the forest dwellers. Also a special committee would be formed to advise government on effective implementation of 5th schedule provisions.

The delegation included Gulzar Singh Markam, Rajendra Putta, Vijay Bhai, Shankar Talwale and others.