Farmers are, however, unwilling to accept the offer and want the Centre to scrap the project as they are concerned of its repercussions on health and environment.
The state has already acquired 938 hectares from 2,331 farmers from five villages in Rajapur taluka near Jaitapur, Ratnagiri district, but most farmers have not accepted the compensation. The government resolution on the offer was issued on February 5.
The offer is strategically tim-ed as French President Francois Hollande is due to visit Mumbai, and this project is part of the India-France civilian nuclear cooperation. Revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat said: "This is the best package and they should reconsider their resistance."