The Nuclear Power Corporation of India (NPCIL) has received an environment clearance for the construction of a 6,000MWe Mithivirdi nuclear plant in the Indian state of Gujarat.

The Gujarat Coastal Zone Management Authority approved the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) clearance for the plant to be built in Mithivirdi village in Bhavnagar district.

The environmental impact assessment (EIA) report announced that Mithivirdi nuclear plant is a coastal project and as per CRZ notification 2011, the site falls in CRZ-III, according to The Indian Express.

EIA report claims that the site where the proposed nuclear facility is to be built is at a safe elevation from the point of tides, floods and tsunami in seismic zone III.

It also mentioned that no sanctuary/national park/ecologically sensitive area are present within 10km radius of the plant.

The report also says that as per the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board limits no habitation is permitted within 1km of the plant and the sterilized zone covers up to 5km radius.

The project will cover an area of 777ha of which 603ha is agricultural land and the remaining waste land, forest, scrub land, water body.