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Haryana MP assures farmers on compensation for nuclear power plant

Chandigarh, Aug 23 (Calcutta Tube) Farmers would be given adequate compensation for their lands acquired for setting up a nuclear power plant in Fatehabad district of Haryana, parliament member Ashok Tanwar Monday assured a group of protesting farmers.

The farmers were holding a sit-in outside the mini secretariat at Fatehabad town, over 300 km from here, to protest acquisition of their lands in Gorakhpur-Kumharia village.

Tanwar, MP from Sirsa, told the farmers that all their fears on land acquisition and compensation would be redressed.

‘The government of India has sanctioned only one nuclear power plant for the whole of northern India, and this plant would be set up at village Gorakhpur-Kumharia. Nearly 1,400 acres would be acquired and the process of land acquisition has already been started,’ Tanwar added.

With the setting up of the power plant, the state would get additional power and it will bring development in Fatehabad area.

‘The area of village Gorakhpur and Kumharia would be linked with the whole of the world and a number of new projects would be set up here benefitting the people of this area, including creating jobs,’ he added.

The nuclear power plant would be set up at a cost of Rs.12,000 crore.

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