News Brief | January 2014
Sharad Pawar bats for Jaitapur n-plant
Making a strong case for the Jaitapur nuclear power plant, which is coming up in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said that the plant would be environment-friendly, as opposed to coal-based power, which will destroy orchards in the region. Pawar was speaking at the Global Konkan Festival, an annual event that provides a platform for Konkan-based companies to market their produce. Pawar said that the local economy was based on income from horticulture.