NTPC seeks protection for 1,600 MW Gadarwara project
NTPC Ltd has fulfilled all its commitments for acquisition of land for its 1,600 MW Gadarwara power project and will continue to work towards local area development and betterment of affected people even after the project goes on stream.
The payment for the land is as per the rate decided by the government. As per the agreement, NTPC paid Rs 14.5 lakh per acre for irrigated land and Rs 10.5 lakh for non-irrigated land as a package. This apart, the corporation also paid Rs 3.5 lakh per acre(Minimum Rs 3 lakh) as one-time payment in lieu of employment as rehabilitation grant and the agreement made it clear that no additional money or employment will neither be demanded nor will be accepted.