24 January, 2021

Jaitapur, Level 7

A protest turns radioactive with the entry of the Shiv Sena

Jaitapur, Level 7

Jaitapur N-Power Plant: Land For Power

  • 968 hectares The nuclear plant site covers five villages: Madban, Niveli, Karel, Mithgavane, Varliwada, all in Ratnagiri district, Maharashtra
  • Land acquisition ordered in 2007. Land cleared for acquisition: 968 hectares.
  • 14.85 Rs-cr Compensation earmarked by the state government
  • 1.38 Rs-cr Amount paid out so far
  • 1.2-1.5 Rs-lakh/acre Price initially offered to villagers
  • 4 Rs-lakh Later upped to Rs 4 lakh
  • 10 Rs-lakh This year, the state government has offered Rs 10 lakh per acre plus one job to every family displaced by the project
  • 2,400 Families affected by land acquisition
  • 40 Only 40 have accepted compensation so far, but some of them are rethinking their stand
  • 40,000 The plant affects the livelihood of 40,000 locals, including...


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