The reactors being purchased from Areva company in France are of untested technology and are exorbitantly expensive. So far the actual price and details of the agreement between Areva and the NPCIL have not been made public. The cost per unit of electricity of such a plant will be 3-4 times that of equivalent coal-fired plants.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the police firing which has led to death of one person and injuries to several others who were protesting against the Jaitapur nuclear power project in Maharashtra. The local people have been voicing their opposition to the location of the plant in their area and have refused to accept the forcible acquisition of their lands.