Villagers oppose Jindal's thermal power plant at Barmer district

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Jaipur, Apr 10 (UNI) Villagers in Rajasthan's Barmer district took to the streets demanding compensation and proper rehabilitation of people displaced due to the setting up of termal power plant by the Jindal group.

The Jindal Group proposes to set up a 1000 MW thermal power plant at Isherpura village under Badresh panchayat samiti in the district.

President of the Gram Sewa Sahakari Samiti and co-ordinator of the Sangarsh Samiti, Akedhan Barhat said villagers affected by the project have started an indefinite dharna in the village and stopped workers of the company from construction works.

The demand of the villagers include Rs 20,000 per bigha of land, apart from Rs 4,200 DLC rate from the state government, rehabilitation of the displaced families, compensation for houses and trees and employment to local youth.

Additional Collector Ghanshyam Dadich said SDM Barmer rushed to the site to report on the ground situation there after district administration recieved reports of farmers dharna and disturbance at the site.


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