News Brief | February 2011
Work begins at Jaitapur nuclear power project
Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has reportedly commenced
preliminary construction work at Jaitapur in Ratnagiri district of
Maharashtra. Almost all the land required for the project is in the
possession of NPCIL, construction of a three km boundary wall has begun.
NPCIL has acquired about 938 hectare from 2,335 farmers in Jaitapur. Of
the total acquired land 67 per cent is barren, for which NPCIL had
offered Rs 53,000 to Rs 1.05 lakh per hectare as compensation to the
villagers. Grazing land constitutes another 26 per cent of the plant
area; for this Rs 1.2 lakh to Rs 4.22 lakh per hectare was offered. And
for farm land, depending on the quality of the land, Rs 1.8 lakh to Rs
6.34 lakh per acre was offered.
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