500 Families in Lucknow are Fighting to Get Possession of Plots

Reported by

Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Kanpur Road



Region Classification


Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate



Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land


Uttar Pradesh



Starting Year


People Affected
by Conflict


Investment Affected (in Crores)

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)


Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) came up with the Mansarovar Housing scheme in November 2002. The project included residential and commercial plots along with houses for economically weaker sections. Thousands of applications were filed to book the plots. Almost all the plot/house allottees have also deposited fee and had gotten their sale deeds. When allottees awaiting the possession over their plots/houses filed a query against the delay, LDA told them that the project land has fallen into a conflict with the defense department. Defense personnel claimed that 3.9 acres of the land involved in the project belonged to the department. Incensed by LDA's delay and insensitivity towards them, allottees approached the court. In 2014, Allahabad High Court ordered the LDA to either refund the money of the allottees with the interest or give them plots in some other project. Owing to its apathy towards allottees neither did LDA refund the money nor did it provide the houses in some different location for a really long time. Recently, LDA proposed that allottees can choose to take plots/houses in a different housing scheme nearby along with a few conditions. It further added fuel to the fire. Allottees complained that optional plots/houses that LDA is providing them are very costly. The tussle between LDA and allottees is far from being resolved.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Lucknow Development Authority , Defence Department.

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