Coal Mining threatens Displaced Villagers in Odisha

Location of Conflict

Patrapalli

Jharsuguda

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Coal Mining

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Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Forest

State

Odisha

Sector

Mining

Starting Year

2010

People Affected
by Conflict

1363

Investment Affected (in Crores)

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

283

The Hirakud Dam project is the oldest of its kind in India. This dam was built across the Mahanadi river. This is the first major multipurpose river valley project in postindependent India and also one of its longest. The government had promised all basic amenities to the displaced but these promises have only remained as promises. Since 2013, the displaced families have been claiming their rights over forest under both individual forest rights (IFR) and community forest rights (CFR). Now, they are living in Patrapali village of Jharsuguda. district of Odisha. The conflict started when the administration ignored their claims on the pretext that the land claimed by the villagers under Forest Right Act is reserved for coal mining for Mahanadi Coal field Company. The villagers have strongly objected to this proposal. The affected people have submitted a grievance petition to the Secretary, MoTA in 2015. They have also moved the district collector and the RDC several times over the issue and submitted their grievance petitions.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Odisha

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Mahanadi Coal Field Limited

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