No displacement at Kudankulam Power Plant: Centre

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New Delhi: The Centre on July 28, 2022, said that there was no displacement involved at Kudankulam Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Atomic Energy and Space Dr Jitendra Singh said this in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

He said the compensation for land and landed assets as finalized by the state government was paid to the landowners.

“So far, 72 Project Affected Persons have been recruited through this recruitment process.  Large numbers of locals are also employed with the contractors. In addition, business opportunities for the locals in supply of goods and services have also been generated,” said Dr. Jitendra Singh

He added that the setting up of the project provided employment opportunities for the local people in NPCIL. Relaxation in age and percentage of marks in essential qualification is being provided to the Project Affected Persons (PAPs) in the recruitments of Group ‘C’ posts at KKNPP as per the extant guidelines. (Press Release)

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