Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said the government would soon announce an ex gratia payment for persons whose lands were acquired for the Jaitapur nuclear power plant.
“The compensation has been declared under the Land Acquisition Act. We will give an ex-gratia payment. The government will be taking a decision on it,” Mr. Chavan said. Earlier, State Industries Minister Narayan Rane said the land rate was fixed at Rs.46,000. The government was mulling over an ex-gratia of Rs.10 lakh an acre, Mr. Rane said adding that it would not be possible for the government to go beyond this amount.