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2 Jan 2013

Business Standard [India]

Villagers organise jail bharo against Jaitapur project [India]

Close on the heels of villagers resorting to agitation against the 2,000-MW Kudankulam project, their counterparts from Maharashtra will launch a three-day agitation from January 2 against the proposed 9,900-MW nuclear project atJaitapur. The villagers would press for scrapping of the Jaitapur project, citing the safety and security reasons…Adwait Pednekar, co-convenor, Konkan Bachao Samiti told… government should not pursue the proposed project at the cost of lives of people, flora and fauna. The villagers are strongly opposed to the exploitation of the Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts and Konkan region in particular and they will not allow the government to go ahead with its plans.”