The Impact of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Crisis on Anti-Nuclear Movements in India

September 2012
Social Alternatives;2012, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p39
Academic Journal
The article explores the impact of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant accident in Japan on anti-nuclear movements in India. Nuclear energy's role in India's overall development paradigm is described. The Indian anti-nuclear movements' basis, chronology and activities are explained. The Indian government's decision to halt construction of a nuclear plant as a result of mass protests and to begin consultations with citizens regarding better nuclear regulation and safety is cited. Strategies that India's anti-nuclear movements should consider in order to become more effective include educating people about nuclear catastrophe and suggesting socio-economically feasible courses of action requiring less energy.


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