Chinki Multipurpose Dam in Narmada Valley to Submerge Land, Displace 49 Villages

Reported by

Arpit Deshmukh

Published on

December 26, 2016

December 26, 2016

Updated on

December 26, 2016

Location of Conflict

Pipariya

Narsinghpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Multipurpose Dam

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People Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

6995

ha

Starting Year

2012

State

Madhya Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

In 2012, the Central Water Commission granted in-principle consent to four major irrigation projects in the Narmada Valley. One of the projects proposed is the 15-megawatt Chinki Multipurpose Dam near Pipariya village in Narsinghpur district. The project will irrigate 89,029 hectares in Narsinghpur and Raisen districts but at the same time will submerge more than 8,000 hectares of land and displace as many as 49 villages in Narsinghpur and Jabalpur districts. The project is the sixth on the Narmada river after Upper Narmada, Raghavpur, Rosara, Basania and Bargi dam projects. Most of these projects are stuck with allegations of submergence, massive displacement, poor rehabilitation and resettlement. The residents of the 49 villages have objected to the dam as they fear they will meet the same fate of poor rehabilitation and resettlement like the other Narmada projects. Due to stiff opposition from local farmers, political leaders in 2016 declared that the chief minister had cancelled the project, although there has been no official confirmation. Uncertain about the status of the project, there has been no active resistance after 2016. Rajkumar Sinha from the National Alliance of Peoples Movements confirmed this to LCW on October 11, 2019, over a phone call. In May 26, 2020, the Power Finance Corporation signed an agreement with Narmada Basin Projects Company Ltd to fund projects worth INR 22,000 crore in the state. The projects include the Chinki Multipurpose Dam, which is expected to be revived after the grant of funds.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Refusal to give up land for the project

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

516.11

Type of investment:

Cost of Project

Year of Estimation

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Why did the conflict end?

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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:

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Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Central Water Commission, Water Resource Department

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Narmada valley Development corporation

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