No displacement involved at Kudankulam Power Plant in Tamil Nadu

The setting up of the project provided employment opportunities for the local people in NPCIL.


Devdiscourse News Desk | New Delhi | Updated: 28-07-2022 16:18 IST | Created: 28-07-2022 16:18 IST
No displacement involved at Kudankulam Power Plant in Tamil Nadu
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. Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
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The government says, there was no displacement involved at Kudankulam Power Plant in Tamil Nadu.

In reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh 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 by the contractors. In addition, business opportunities for the locals in supply of goods and services have also been generated.

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.

(With Inputs from PIB)

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