Tamil Nadu: farmers block power plant, demand compensation under new land law

Cheyyur, Tamil Nadu: Around 300 farmers have refused to part with their land in Cheyyur, 100 km from Chennai on the Tamil Nadu coast, for the Rs. 24,000-crore power plant, asking the government to wait till the newly-elected Land Acquisition Act comes into force so that they could get market rates for their land.

Farmers allege the government is rushing them to save money for the big companies who would bid for the 4000 MW Cheyyur Ultra Mega Power Project plant. Read more http://www.ndtv.com/article/south/tamil-nadu-farmers-block-power-plant-demand-compensation-under-new-land-law-437217

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One thought on “Tamil Nadu: farmers block power plant, demand compensation under new land law

  1. GST

    As far as I know ( having visited the site several times in the last 3 years ) , the power plant is situated in a non arable land and the current employment opportunities in Cheyyur are almost nil – what are these people protesting against ? Maybe environment pollution – yes , that is bound to be there – but which business activity is free from pollution . Even fishing damages the environment . All said and done – the project should ensure high end technology that minimizes impact on environment

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