200 Families in Belagavi District in Karnataka Live in Fear of Eviction

Reported by

Elizabeth ManiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

August 31, 2020

Location of Conflict

Yarazarvi Saudatti Taluk



Reason or Cause of Conflict

Encroachment by Non-Right Holders (Other than Caste-Based)



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Land Use

During 2010-2011, around 200 families under the jurisdiction of the Yarazarvi Village Assembly in Saudatti tehsil in Karnataka's Belagavi district were allotted 15 acres of land by the tehsildar for building houses after they submitted a request for the same. Documents stating their ownership rights were handed over to them as well. But on March 22, 2014, the state government sent a notice to the families stating that the land belonged to the government. When Land Conflict Watch asked Munivenkataswamy, the development officer of the village, about the situation, he said, since the government has sent a notice, the residents are scared of demolition. Unfortunately, we are not in a position to help because the Village Assembly has nothing to do with the land; it was given to the villagers by the tehsildar. The families, meanwhile, continue to live in the area in fear of eviction.

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Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Karnataka

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