Bhils of Gujarat denied land compensation since three decades

Location of Conflict

Jhalod

Panchmahal

This is A Schedule Five District

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Irrigation Dam

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Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

Starting Year

1978

People Affected
by Conflict

2880

Investment Affected (in Crores)

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

121

In 1978, the Gujarat Government decided to construct a dam on the Machhan River and close to 600 families were relocated. These families, mostly belonging to the Bheel tribe, are still waiting for adequate compensation. They have been compensated with money, however, it the land that they want. They had been promised some land in Kalitala (forest area about 10 kms before Dahod on the GodhraDahod Highway), but the forest department hasnt acknowledged their rights over the said land. Although the Machannala Dam is categorised as an irrigation dam, the water for irrigation never reached the villages Sampoi, Raniar, Varod, Nan Salai, Chansar and Tandi, where the displaced people live. Many of these families were part of the long march by farmers that took place in Mumbai in March 2018, and in earlier protests in Gujarat as well.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Gujarat

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