The proposed site of the Ratnagiri Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd in the Konkan region falls in the ecologically sensitive area. Farmers have launched a massive protest against land acquisition for the project claiming that they have already witnessed a sharp fall in their produce due to mining and pollution from industries in the region.
New Delhi (Sputnik): India’s ambitious bid to set up one of the world’s biggest oil refinery has suffered a huge setback following massive protests by local farmers in the state of Maharashtra where the refinery was proposed to be built in partnership with Saudi Arabia’ oil consortium Saudi Aramco at a cost of $44-bn.
The protesting farmers fear that the refinery would negatively impact farm produce like the famed Alphonso mangoes, cashew, and other seafood. Read More
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