No land for N-power plant, say farmers of Haryana village
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Last Updated: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:04
  
Fatehabad: Farmers of village Gorakhpur today staged a sit-in in protest against the proposed acquisition of their land for setting up a nuclear power plant.

Opposing the move of the state government for acquiring the land, the farmers said they would not sell land at any cost for setting up the plant here.

"Our subsistence depends on our land and we will not sell it at any cost," said Hans Raj, President of Sangharsh Committee which he claims constitutes about 70 per cent of the farmers whose land would be acquired for the project.

Farmers demanded that the government select another plot of barren land for setting up the nuclear plant.

Raj said the farmers would continue the dharna till their demands are met.

Opposition parties INLD and Haryana Janahit Congress have extended support to agitating farmers. INLD Block President Surinder and HUJ District President Nihal Singh met the farmers and backed them.

The state government had issued a notice under Land Acquistion Act for acquiring the 1313 acres of land in Gorakhpur village.

State-owned Nuclear Power Corporation of India plans to set up the power plant of 2400MW capacity.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, August 18, 2010, 21:04


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