Jaitapur: Jaitapur - the site for India's largest nuclear power plant has taken a violent turn. Thousands of farmers are agitating that the land classified in government reports as barren in fact is one of the most fertile and rich home to cashew and mango plantations.
And the fishermen of Sankri Nata, allege the power plant will mean the end of their livelihood.
Fisherman Abdul Mahmood said, "Our access points to the sea are within 1.5 - 2 km but the plant will cover around 3 kms for security reasons which will cut off our access to the sea. Where will we go? What will we fish? The pipeline of the plant will suck in 5200 lts of water for cooling. And the heated water will be released back in sea which will destroy spawning of the fish, fish will move out to other areas."
Over 5000 fishermen from this village have not even counted in the compensation package.
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