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Public hearings are meant to elicit people's views on upcoming projects, though authorities are not obliged to act on them.

Meena Menon

MADBAN (Ratnagiri district): Angry protests stalled a public hearing of the Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project (JNPP) at Madban village in Maharashtra on Sunday. Only after officials acknowledged their mistake of not providing copies of the environmental impact assessment (EIA) to the affected villages, it was allowed to go on under protest.

Sanjay Jog / Mumbai May 17, 2010, 1:12 IST

A public hearing today on the 10,000-Mw nuclear power project in coastal Ratnagiri district witnessed loud protests by villagers.