Conflict Between Farmers and Admin Unearthed a Major Scam in Uttarakhand

Reported by

Rakesh AgrwalLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

Location of Conflict



Udham Singh Nagar

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Reason or Cause of Conflict




Type of Land


Type of Common Land





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NH 74 land scam was basically a land change scam that was challenged by the farmers. The scam was carried out in Udhamsingh Nagar district of Uttarakhand for widening this national highway by about ten officials who were posted here between 2011 and 2014 as the landholders got 10 to 15 times the official compensations when their land was acquired as the land use change was carried out by the SDM and deputy collector rank officials. Local farmers were hoodwinked. When farmers of Kaliyanwala, Jaspur filed a PIL stating that agriculture land was taken away at throwaway prices and it was further changed to business land and thus this elaborate compensation was eked out, this scam was highlighted. Using this land change ploy, commission agents bought land from the farmers and got the huge amount of compensation in the connivance with the officials. Thus, the benefits were yielded not to the farmers, but to these agents and demanded a CBI inquiry into it. CBI inquiry has been ordered in the case.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

National Highway Authority of India and Sub District Megistrate (Finance & Revenue), Udham Singh Nagar

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Local Farmers

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