Locals at Jaitapur in Maharashtra urged the National Green Tribunal to cancel the environmental clearance for the 10,000 MW nuclear power project proposed in the area alleging inconsistencies in the approval process.
The Union Government has approved the proposal for setting up six nuclear power plants at Jaitapur in Maharashtra. The state government has added that work on two units of 1,650 MW each is expected to start in the current plan period. With the assistance from French company Areva, it plans to establish six units of Light Water Reactors, each of 1,650 MW capacity. The government has assured that there is no threat from the power plant and that at least eight such units are being built on the Ligh
Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC), Areva and French banks and financial institutions will negotiate terms and conditions to provide funds for the development of 9,900 MW Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra.
India and France are closing in on a deal to set up two nuclear power reactors at Jaitapur in Maharashtra, but various issues are postponing the process. Apart from the clearance of this ambitious power project,