Rehabilitation Package for the Project Affected Persons of Jaitapur mooted

By Accommodation Times News Services

Rehabilitation & Compensation Package

An agreement on comprehensive Rehabilitation Package for the Project Affected Persons of Jaitapur Atomic Power Project has been signed between Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) and the Government of Maharashtra on October 16, 2010. The rehabilitation package includes apart from compensation, rehabilitation grant, minimum life-time pension for deserted women, shelter less or destitute persons, provision of employment to one person from each project affected family or a lumpsum one time compensation in lieu of employment, training of locals to improve their skills, award of scholarship etc.

In February 2013 Government of Maharashtra has announced additional compensation of 22.50 lakh per hectare of land acquired. Department of Atomic Energy has agreed, in principle, to release funds to the state government, accordingly.

No decision has been taken to provide compensation for land acquired for setting up Atomic Energy Projects in other States also on the pattern of Jaitapur

The Minister of State in the ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions and in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy Gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha

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