Neutrino project to get clearances despite protests

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  1. EagleOne

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    Chennai, July 30 – Despite opposition from local people, the Rs.960-crore neutrino observatory project in Theni district of Tamil Nadu will get necessary regulatory clearances, Department of Atomic Energy Secretary Srikumar Banerjee said Friday.

    ‘We are in the process of getting the necessary clearances. The neutrino observatory is a high energy particle project of 11th Plan. Institutions like Tata Institute of Fundamental Research are taking in people to train working in neutrino observatory,’ said Banerjee, who is also chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).


    The India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) is a particle physics research project to study atmospheric neutrinos in a 1.3 km-deep cave to be carved out of hills. The project is expected to provide exact measurement of neutrino mixing parameters.


    Neutrinos are one of the fundamental particles which make up the universe. They are also one of the least understood.


    Banerjee told reporters that awareness camps were being held to dispel the fears of local people about the project and one such camp was held three weeks back.


    The people in Theni, near Madurai, are concerned about the impact on the environment when tonnes of mud would be dug out and the rocks are blasted for building the tunnel. They fear that the project will affect their livelihood.


    Banerjee was here to inaugurate the new super computer Annapurna installed at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, a national institution on fundamental research in mathematics and physical sciences.

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    http://www.indiatalkies.com/2010/07/neutrino-project-clearances-protests.html
     
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    i do not why indian people has tendency to oppose anything which is going to help country itself. if they want they should unite and ask for better compensation :angry_10:
    but no hell they would dead against it:angry_10:
     
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    Eight years after it was initiated, the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO), the country’s largest research facility, has been approved by the Indian government. The underground laboratory, to be built at an estimated cost of Rs1,500 crore, will be set up near Pottipuram village in Bodi West Hills of Theni district, Tamil Nadu, to study atmospheric neutrinos produced by cosmic rays in the earth’s atmosphere. The neutrinos are important to understand the evolution of the universe, energy production mechanisms in the Sun and other stars. Coordinated by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), the INO is a collaborative project with 21 research institutes, universities and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). “Work on building the INO will start in six months. One-third of the detectors will start operating in 2020 and full-fledged experiments will start in 2022,” said professor Naba Mondal, project coordinator. To be built 1,300 metres below ground, INO is pegged as a ‘mega project’ under the 11th Five Year Plan with an allocation of Rs. 1,500 crore. “Combining high-end training in the best of experimental physics with the best of research, INO will be the agent of transforming physics of this kind in India and will make a global impact. The outcome of the investment will be extraordinary and long term,” said professor K Vijayraghavan, secretary of department of science and technology. An Inter-Institutional Centre for High Energy Physics (IICHEP) will also be established in Madurai, which is about 110kms from the proposed INO site, for operationalising the underground laboratory.

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    Rs 1,500-crore research lab in Tamil Nadu gets Centre go-ahead - Hindustan Times
     
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    India Is Building the World's Largest Magnet to Hunt Neutrinos

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    INO prototype magnet (Photo Credit: INO)

    India is gunning to become a science powerhouse. Last year the country launched a successful Mars orbiter, Mangalyaan, established itself as an interplanetary nation. Now India is taking on the world of particle physics, building the world's largest magnet to hunt for one of the universe's most elusive particles, the neutrino. Neutrinos are byproducts of radioactive decay and cosmic rays; they carry no charge, have only a sliver of mass, and can pass right through matter. As a result, detecting neutrinos is tricky. So the India-Based Neutrino Observatory will go where it's easiest to spot neutrinos: 4265 feet underground, where interactions from other particles will be relatively low and won't cloud the data. Four times the size of the Large Hadron Collider's magnet, the INO's weighs in at 55,116 standard tons (50,000 metric.) At that depth, strength, and proximity to the equator, it will be able to spot neutrinos created by solar winds that pass through the Earth entirely, and may provide clues to other cosmic mysteries, like where all the anti-matter went.
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    India Is Building the World's Largest Magnet to Hunt Neutrinos - Popular Mechanics
     
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    Vaiko Asks Kerala Govt to Oppose Neutrino Project

    CHENNAI: Apprehending threat to Idukki district in neighbouring Kerala from the proposed Neutrino Observatory in Theni in Tamil Nadu, MDMK founder Vaiko today asked the state government and people to oppose it. Vaiko submitted a memorandum to Kerala Chief Minister Oomen Chandy in this regard at Kochi airport. He pointed that the Narendra Modi Government had allocated Rs 1,500 crore for the project though Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board was yet to give its green signal. "The Neutrino project will greatly affect the Idukki Dam and 12,000 other check dams in district besides Mullaiperiyar reservoir and the Western Ghats. They have planned to fill nuclear waste at the observatory mines," he alleged. The Kerala Government and its people should therefore oppose it, a release from MDMK quoting the memorandum said. Chandy informed Vaiko that CPI (M) leader V S Achuthananthan had already been opposing the project and 'assured' to take steps to protect people's welfare, it said. Vaiko, who has moved the Madras High Court against the project, will also meet Achuthananthan on this issue.

    Vaiko Asks Kerala Govt to Oppose Neutrino Project - The New Indian Express :facepalm:
     
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    Such ignoramous politicians are the reason behind Indias lag!
     
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    We should declare a genocide against these morons. :angry:
     
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    while giving some vague credits to the goi , both posts above and also the
    popular mechanics article talk about " the India -based Neutrino Observatory "

    someone around here give me a lesson in English please !
    because when we talk about something being India -based we usually have the sense
    that it originates from somewhere else but is base in India

    both posts and the article refrain from giving the organization which is responsible for this
    project ...is it the DRDO or Anil kakodkars organization or what ?

    is this an attempt by foreign media to deny india credit ? by using terms like india-based ?


    hope someone knows short of me using the usual google searches


    few hours later :-
    ok no probs ....i have figured it out
    it is a front org for ........
     
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    India-based Neutrino Observatory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    So basically an all India affair unless otherwise I missed something
     
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    Vaiko is a chameleon, backs any party if he thinks he can get votes, knows nothing and promises anything.

    Typical Tamil politician. :toilet:
     
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    The Government of India has approved the India-based Neutrino Observatory (INO) Project, to be located in the Theni district of Tamil Nadu and financial sanction has been issued on 06.01.2015. The project at an estimated cost of Rs.1583.05 crore includes construction of an underground lab and associated surface facilities at Pottipuram in Bodi West hills of Theni District, in Tamil Nadu, construction of a 50 kilo ton magnetised iron calorimeter detector to study a fundamental particle called neutrino, and setting up Inter- Institutional Centre for High Energy Physics at Madurai. The environmental impact of the project has been taken into account before sanction of the project. Detailed studies on the environmental impact of the project were carried out by Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Environment & Forests, and geotechnical studies were carried out by the Geological Survey of India (GSI). The Project is located in Tamilnadu and the application for environmental clearance was submitted to the Department of Environment & Forests, Government of Tamil- Nadu. The Government of Tamil Nadu recommended and forwarded the application to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for concurrence. The Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has cleared the project. This information was provided by MoS in the Prime Minister’s Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh in a reply to an unstarred question in Rajya Sabha today.
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    Hope someone starts with some slides with proper information.. appently there is a lot of fake info spreading on facebook..
     

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