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Maharashtra to move planned Saudi Aramco refinery after farmers protest

Updated : February 18, 2019 10:52 PM IST

Stare-run oil companies and Saudi Aramco have teamed up to build the $44 billion refinery, which is aimed at giving India steady fuel supplies while 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 to move planned Saudi Aramco refinery after farmers protest

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