10 Dec 2013

Status of Jaitapur Atomic Power Plant

Land has been acquired for the Jaitapur project. Statutory Environmental and Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearances have been obtained from the Ministry of Environment & Forests.

 Technology - independent investigations of the site and infrastructure works at the site are in progress. 

Discussions on techno-commercial offer of M/s AREVA, France to arrive at a project proposal are continuing. 

There is no displacement of people for the Jaitapur project. 

A comprehensive rehabilitation package including compensation for acquired land and other benefits for Project Affected Persons (PAPs) was formulated by the Maharashtra Government, which was signed between Maharashtra Government and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) in 2010, which is under implementation.

 In February 2013, Maharashtra Government announced additional compensation (ex-gratia) of `22.5 Lakh per hectare. 

Of the total of 2336 Khatedars (land title holders), 1311 have collected the compensation and amongst them, 1214 have collected the ex-gratia as of November 14, 2013. 

The rehabilitation package is implemented by the Maharashtra Government and funded by NPCIL. 

The Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prim Minister’s Office Shri V.Narayansamy gave this information in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today. 

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