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Maharashtra puts land purchase for Saudi Aramco refinery on hold

Updated : November 30, 2018 04:13 PM IST

The $44 billion refinery was seen as a game changer for both parties - offering India steady fuel supplies and meeting Saudi Arabia's need to secure regular buyers for its oil.
But thousands of farmers are refusing to surrender land, fearing it could damage a region famed for its Alphonso mangoes, vast cashew plantations and fishing hamlets that boast bountiful catches of seafood.
Maharashtra puts land purchase for Saudi Aramco refinery on hold

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