NCP opposes new Samba cement plant

NCP opposes new Samba cement plant
Published: 19 November 2012

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The Indian Nacionalist Congress Party (NCP) has strongly criticised the decision of the Jammu and Kashmir government for a new cement plant in Samba district, saying that the project acquired agricultural land.

"We oppose the decision of state government to acquire agricultural land to set up a cement plant in Samba," NCP state chief Randhir Singh told reporters. "This will play havoc with the health of people and have an adverse impact on the environment. …The water bodies, soil, crops, live stocks and the health of the people have been affected by the presence of chemical insecticide and pesticides manufacturing units at Samba and Kathua District,” he added.