Acquisition of Land in Lucknow for Purvi Vihar Yojna faces farmers protest over unfair compensation

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Aashish Deep

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March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Updated on

March 29, 2017

Location of Conflict

Kanchanpur Matiyari

takrohi, chinhat, kamta, hardasi khera and chandan

Lucknow

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

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People Affected by Conflict

137251

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

266

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Starting Year

2001

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

U.P. Sahkari Avas Sangh Ltd. (UPSAS) [now The Sahkari Avas Nirman Evam Vitt Nigam Ltd.] planned a housing scheme in 2001, known as Poorvi Vihar Housing Scheme located in Lucknow. For the scheme, UPSAS prepared a land bank of 656.49 acres after acquiring the land from the farmers in 2001. When UPSAS offered the first installment of compensation to the farmers in mid-2001, they refused to accept the amount, asking for a better compensation. Farmers' land was falling on NH 58, hence market price was already high.

Not happy with the compensation, a few farmers challenged the acquisition in the High Court in the same year. The first petition was filed by Mohd. Ayub Khan and others in writ petition no.62 (L/A) of 2001 challenging the acquisition. Then 16 more petitions were filed against the land acquisition.

The villages which were affected by this acquisition were- Kanchanpur matiyari, takrohi, chinhat, kamta, hardasi khera and chandan. In a Writ petition No.29 (L/A) of 2003, Writ Petition No. 34 (L/A) of 2003, Writ Petition No.26 (L/A) of 2003 and Writ Petition No.27 (L/A) of 2003, the petitioners raised that the land was acquired invoking the emergency clause of Land Acquisition Act, 1894. Due to this, the villagers missed the opportunity of hearing and clearing their doubts which is contained in Section 5-A of the Act.

In August 2019, the affected farmers led by Mohanlalganj MP Kaushal Kishore held talks with Principal Secretary Housing Deepak Kumar. The farmers alleged that their land was acquired illegally. 80 per cent farmers were not given compensation. Durgesh Yadav of the Kisan Kalyan Samiti, who has been agitating over the land for years, says that the principal secretary has given assurances to find a suitable solution to the farmers' problem soon.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for more compensation than promised

Demand for promised compensation

Complaint against procedural violations

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community?

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

No items found.

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Allahabad High Court

Case Number

Writ Petition No. 1297 (M/B) of 2003

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)

Complaints/petitions/letters/memorandums to officials

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Sahkari Avas Nirman Evam Vitt Nigam

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Sahkari Avas Nirman Evam Vitt Nigam Ltd., Kchhetriya Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, Jay Sahkari Grih Nirman Samiti Ltd. , Ram Bihari Sahkari Avas Samiti Ltd., Poorvanchal Sahkari Avas Samiti Ltd., Manas Vihar Sahakari Avas Samiti Ltd., Patel Nagar Sahkari Grih Nirman Samiti Ltd., Satyam Sahkari Avas Samti Ltd. , Vetan Bhogi Karmachari Sahkari Avas Samiti Ltd.

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