Let not Tamil Nadu government oppose neutrino project
Several very important projects in Tamil Nadu have been given up or delayed in the past, as a few political parties when they are in opposition and some activist groups , appear to have made it a habit to oppose projects in the state under one pretext or the other.
In such conditions, past governments in Tamil Nadu have simply bowed to the pressure of the activist groups and the opposition parties and in such circumstances, valuable investment opportunities have been lost and industrial and economic interests of the state have been sacrificed.
Tamil Nadu government should appreciate the importance of the neutrino project for the development of the state and take whatever appropriate steps necessary to ensure that the project would materialise. Several neutrino projects are operating successfully in a few other countries.
The scientists have explained that the project is safe. The views of the scientists and technologists must be heard, with the clear realisation that the scientists and technologists are as much interested in the progress of the state and in environmental cleanliness. as those of the activists.
Ultimate decision on such technologically intensive and vital projects should be taken on the basis of scientific analysis and evaluation and international practices and not based on mob protest and street demonstrations.
Dr. Abdul Kalam, former President and renowned scientist, explained the importance of the project and wrote several articles appealing to the protesters to give up the agitation. The appeal of Dr. Kalam was not heeded.
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and blasting: it is all temporary disturbances.
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