13 villages in Jaitapur passed a unanimous resolution against the proposed nuclear plant, being built by French company Areva. For this nuclear project to take off, the India-Japan nuclear agreement is an essential step as the reactor design would use some crucial component manufactured by Japanese company Mitsubishi. This agreement is expected to be signed during the upcoming visit of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to New Delhi next month and the villagers have announced a protest demonstration on the occasion to be organised on 12th December.
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