New Delhi: An Independent MP on Wednesday demanded scrapping of the country's nuclear power programme saying it would have adverse effect on farm production, environment and people.
   
"I demand that the government should stop the nuclear power programme because it can affect our farm productivity, environment and people," Tarun Mandal said during Zero Hour.
   
He pointed out that radiation can be spread through water used in the atomic power plants which can badly hit crops, environment and people of the country.
   
Mandal suggested that the government should harness other sources of energy like hydro-power to meet power demand.
   
Neeraj Shekhar (SP) raised the issue of arsenic water in Uttar Pradesh and asked the government to do the needful.
   
Darshana Vikram Jardosh (BJP) demanded an airport at Surat as the city is not well-connected by rail and air. She said Surat is a big trading centre and insisted that this demand should be met.
   
Arjun Meghwal (BJP) said elders should be given their old age dues without "any ifs and buts". He alleged that the government has put certain clauses and conditions due to which old people face difficulties in getting their dues.

(Agencies)

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