Shiv Sena has opposed to the project, saying the agreement will impact the environment

The anti-nuclear lobby led by the Konkan Bachao Samiti (KBC) has urged the Election Commission of India and the Maharashtra chief electoral officer (CEO) to direct the Centre to defer the signing of commercial agreement between the Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) and French major AREVA for the Jaitapur nuclear power project till the Lok Sabha elections are over.

MEA says site allotment for S Korea deferred due to pending projects

South Korea’s first lady President Park Geun-hye has a lot to cheer about the environmental clearance to Posco’s Rs 52,000-crore steel plant project in Odisha after an eight-year delay, but she will be disappointed with Delhi’s decision to go slow on the bilateral nuclear pact and not allot any site for the reactor during her four-day visit to India beginning January 15.

New Delhi : As the generation cost for nuclear power plants — to be set up with the help of French and American companies — is turning out to be on the higher side, the Department of Atomic Energy

Mumbai : The Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) has picked pace with 61 per cent of the project affected persons (PAPs) accepting the additional land compensation package of Rs 22.5 lakh per hec

The nuclear power plant at Jaitapur village in coastal Ratnagiri district won't have any impact on fishing, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar today said.

Efforts underway to allay suppliers' concerns on liability

Increasing India’s nuclear capacity to 63,000 Mw by 2032 from the present 4,780 Mw was achievable, said R K Sinha, chairman, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC).

Civil nuclear liability regime, slow decision making also impacted negotiations between NPC & Areva

The 9,900-Mw Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra is caught in a cobweb of mandatory legislative requirements due to the civil nuclear liability regime, slow decision-making, a surge in cost due to the weak rupee and more safety applications.

Mumbai : Anti-Jaitapur activists led by Pradeep Indulkar have now taken their protests global by launching a massive campaign in Germany, where they are organising 15 shows of his Yellow Oscar winn

Key NGOs withdrew from anti Jaitapur agitation

The Maharashtra government and the Nuclear Power Corporation (NPC) have received a much-needed respite after the main non-government organisation opposing the proposed 9,900-Mw nuclear project at Jaitapur, Janhit Seva Samiti, ended its agitation.

The Indian government has announced that it plans to purchase six European Pressurised Reactors for Jaitapur from the French company, Areva. No EPR is in commercial operation anywhere else in the world. Estimates of costs from plants under construction in Finland and France suggest that each unit may cost as much as Rs 60,000 crore; at this price, six units will cost Rs 3.6 lakh crore. The paper shows that the expected starting tariff for electricity from these reactors, without including transmission and distribution costs, is likely to be around Rs 15 per unit (kWh).