Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 3A Page No.: 916-922 Jan-Mar 12

 

DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY AROUND PROPOSED JAITAPUR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA : A CASE STUDY

 

Patil Y.Y.1, Chougaonkar M.P.*2 and Raut P.D.1

1. Department of Environmental Science, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (INDIA)
2. Radiological Physics and Advisory Division, BARC, Mumbai (INDIA)

 

Received on : November 25, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

Jaitapur Nuclear Power Plant (JNPP) is an ambitious 9900 MW proposed power project of Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) at Madban village of Rajapur tahshil, District Ratnagiri in Maharashtra. It will be the one of the largest nuclear power generation stations in the India once completed. Nuclear power is green and clean source of energy and very much necessary for India which is facing huge crunch of electricity. JNPP will be able to fill up the gap of increasing demand of energy for rapidly increasing economy of India. Before imple- mentation of any developmental projects, it is necessary to generate the baseline information of the proposed area. The present study deals with demographic survey carried out around 5 km area from proposed nuclear power plant. The present study, focuses on the population characteristics and socioeconomic conditions of this region. Present study deals with the household survey around the proposed project site consisting of 16 villages. Results of study indicate that the region needs more improvement in education and economic condition of peo- ple. The results are discussed in the paper.

 

Keywords : Socio-economics, Demography, Jaitapur, Population, Demographic

 

 

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