Maharashtra to move planned Saudi Aramco refinery after farmers protest


Maharashtra to move planned Saudi Aramco refinery after farmers protest

Stare-run oil companies and Saudi Aramco have teamed up to build the USD 44 billion refinery, which is aimed at giving India steady fuel supplies while meeting Saudi Arabia’s need to secure regular buyers for its oil.

But thousands of farmers are refusing to surrender land, fearing it could damage a region famed for its Alphonso mangoes, vast cashew plantations and fishing hamlets that boast bountiful catches of seafood.Read More

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