Mumbai: Minister for Science and Technology Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday said that opposition to Jaitapur nuclear power project was out of `misplaced fear`.
"There is no affluent coming out of the plant and hence there will be no danger to environment and horticulture," Chavan, Minister of State in the Prime Minister`s office, said about the proposed plant in Ratnagiri district.
It is the largest power plant in India to be built with French collaboration, he said. "When completed, there will be six reactors with a capacity of 10,000 mw. Initially, there will be two reactors," he added.
The Jaitapur power plant is being opposed by local groups on environmental grounds.