Is The Next Koodankulam in Gujarat?

You learn that you are going to lose your farms in the newspaper. You learn that the government has declared your highly fertile, profitable land barren and hence suitable for an American-built nuclear plant. What do you do next? Our writer profiles a determined new resistance on the west coast. The third in a series. Read the first and second parts.

A farmer's house in Jaspara
A farmer's house in Jaspara
A farmer's house in Jaspara
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>One of the lush farms that will go if NPP comes up in Mithi Virdi</span></p>
One of the lush farms that will go if NPP comes up in Mithi Virdi

One of the lush farms that will go if NPP comes up in Mithi Virdi

<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Shamjibhai who worries about his farmlan </span></p>
Shamjibhai who worries about his farmland

Shamjibhai who worries about his farmlan

<span>Village meeting in Jaspara on July 27, 2013</span>
Village meeting in Jaspara on July 27, 2013
Village meeting in Jaspara on July 27, 2013
<span>Shakti Sinh Gohil, the village sarpanch of Jaspara and the man leading the struggle</span>
Shakti Sinh Gohil, the village sarpanch of Jaspara and the man leading the struggle
Shakti Sinh Gohil, the village sarpanch of Jaspara and the man leading the struggle
<span>The sea next to the proposed site</span>
The sea next to the proposed site
The sea next to the proposed site
<span>Mango orchards on the supposedly 'barren' land</span>
Mango orchards on the supposedly 'barren' land
Mango orchards on the supposedly 'barren' land
<span>Lush farms just next to the sea </span>
Lush farms just next to the sea
Lush farms just next to the sea
<span>Another fertile farm declared 'barren' on paper</span>
Another fertile farm declared 'barren' on paper
Another fertile farm declared 'barren' on paper
<span>Shivbhai in his farm of kesar mango</span>
Shivbhai in his farm of kesar mango
Shivbhai in his farm of kesar mango
<span>Gram Dakshina Murti Lokshala School: Library </span>
Gram Dakshina Murti Lokshala School: Library
Gram Dakshina Murti Lokshala School: Library
<span>An impeccably clean school compound</span>
An impeccably clean school compound
An impeccably clean school compound
<span>School children during lunch that is grown, cooked and served by them</span>
School children during lunch that is grown, cooked and served by them
School children during lunch that is grown, cooked and served by them

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