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Affected families to get free houses: Ram Naik

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Mumbai, Apr 20 (UNI) BJP leader Ram Naik today said Maharashtra government and Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPICL) have agreed to provide free houses to 1,250 families who had been affected by Tarapur Atomic Power project.

In a statement here, he said the government and NPCIL today agreed to give Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively to make up for the Rs 50,000 which had earlier been sought from the affected families as their contribution towards the house costing Rs 1.90 lakh each.

While agreeing to it before Bombay High Court's division bench comprising of Chief Justice Kshitij Vyas and Justice Dhananjay Chandrachud during the hearing of a public interest litigtation (PIL) today, Mr Naik said the government also assured to complete construction of houses by June 30, failing which, the bench directed the government to pay monthly rent of Rs 2,500 to the displaced families.

Mr Naik, who is an intervener in the PIL, said other rehabiliation issues such as the demand for subsistance allowance of 650 days and double subsistance allowance to the displaced tribals and village artisans would be taken up during the next hearing on July 14.

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