Farmers oppose 3300 MW Bara Power Plant in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj district

Reported by

Rama Shanker Singh

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Published on

September 7, 2016

September 7, 2016

Updated on

September 7, 2016

Location of Conflict

Bara

Allahabad

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant

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People Affected by Conflict

9600

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

645

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Starting Year

2009

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Power

Bara Thermal Power Project was conceived in 2009 by the Jaypee Group of Industries. The project is situated at Bara in Prayagraj district of Uttar Pradesh, India. The first phase of 1980 MW commenced operations in 2014. The second phase of a 3300 MW thermal power plant is under construction. However, the farmers, whose land was acquired for the project are unhappy with the compensation given for their land. They are demanding better compensation for their agricultural land. The farmers also claim the company had also made some promises with regards to providing job to one person of every family. The promises have not been fulfilled. In 2011, protests against the company turned violent. Police vehicles arrived at the protest scene. One farmer was killed in the police firing. The UP Government denies this. Protesters also damaged computers, vehicles, canteen and other facilities belonging to the company. The main contention for the protests were fulfilling their demand including providing employment for the affected at the project site. In 2016, it was reported that the farmers have given up on their demands for higher compensation. However, they launched a movement against the excess extraction of water from the Yamuna. In November 2019 Resurgent Power Ventures Pte. Limited (Resurgent Power) announced closing the deal for acquiring 75 per cent stake in Jaiprakash Associates Ltds Prayagraj Power. The power plant is in advanced stage of construction and the protests have reduced in intensity, Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History Foundation, a local non-profit, informed Land Conflict Watch in April 2020.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for more compensation than promised

Complaint against procedural violations

Opposition against environmental degradation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

12000

Type of investment:

Cost of Project

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 - C No. 32270 of 2010

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

Arrest/detention/imprisonment

Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

Reported Details of the Violation:

In 2011, the protests against the company turned violent. In order to thwart the protests, the police vehicles arrived at the protest scene. In the events that followed, one farmer was killed in the police firing, a charge denied by the UP Government.

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Bara

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)

Strikes

Blockades

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

UTTAR PRADESH POWER CORPORATION

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:

Jaypee Group, Jaiprakash Power Ventures Ltd

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

KISAN KALYAN SANGHRSH SAMITI

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