KUDANKULAM, India (INP) Hundreds of people including families of engineers and scientists were holed up inside their quarters as anti-power plant protesters on Sunday had blocked entry points to the Kudankulam nuclear plant complex resulting in severe shortage of essential commodities due to hampering of supplies by the villagers blockade. Hundreds of locals from villages in and around the nuclear power plant are on a hunger-strike demanding immediate scrapping of the nuclear power project. Villagers are citing security concerns following the nuclear disaster at the Fukushima power plant in Japan triggered by the devastating earthquake that ravaged the nation early this year. The Kudankulam authorities have managed to send food and essential supplies inside the plant. But the supplies have been sent only to around hundred engineers and scientists doing essential maintenance. The plight of around 900 contract workers inside the plant still remain grim. Normal life inside the power plant complex has been completely paralysed as protests entered its fourth day. We are under house arrest, without drinking water and even milk for children. Our stock of provisions is running out and we do not have vegetables, a housewife living inside the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) complained. Hundreds of contract workers, mainly from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar, have started quitting the place because of the blockade, and an-announced social boycott of them by the locals is working at the site.