Indian land rights under scrutiny


Indian land owners have often got a raw deal in the past as their property has been acquired for next to nothing by the government and large commercial operators.

In the second of our reports examining land ownership and acquisition in India, Nidhi Dutt travelled to Jaitapur in Coastal Maharashtra.

There are plans to build a massive nuclear power station in this area and the government is already talking to locals about buying up land for the site.

However the residents do not feel they are being treated fairly. They say their land is being wrongly described as barren and given a lower value. Nidhi Dutt reports.

India Business Report is broadcast on BBC World News on Sunday at 0530 and 1630 GMT and Monday at 0030 GMT.

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