Mega Food Park in Karnataka's Mandya Hit by Roadblocks, Farmers Demand Compensation

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Deepak C N

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Published on

October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

Updated on

October 20, 2016

Location of Conflict

Bannenahalli

Mandya

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Industry

Food park

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People Affected by Conflict

240

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

112

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Starting Year

2013

State

Karnataka

Sector

Industry

In 2014, the then chief minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, had laid the foundation of a mega food park project in Mandya district. The project, aimed to be completed in 2016, was supposed to generate 4,000 jobs. Additionally, it sought to aid the local farmers by eliminating the middleman and building a link through which farmers could get fair remuneration for their produce.  But there were delays in the land acquisition process carried out by the Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board (KIADB). The state, through a Government Order (GO) in April 2012, approved 300 acres of industrial land for the proposed mega food park, out of which 129.03 acres were allotted by KIADB in April 2014 under Phase 1. In October 2020, KIADB allotted additional 38 acres, making a total land allotment of 167.04 acres. Necessary procedures, such as issuing final notifications, were allegedly never completed during the process of land acquisition. Farmers have also complained of receiving delayed payments of compensation. Moreover, there have been claims that no rehabilitation was planned in the project on account of the park being spread over a farmland. As a result, the project cost has escalated and the deadline for opening the park has been extended. As of January 2021, the project proponents have submitted the Terms of Reference and are awaiting the required environmental clearance.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Complaint against procedural violations

Demand for rehabilitation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

113.83

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, Environmental Laws, Other

Legislations/Policies Involved

Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006
Paragraph 2 read with entry 8(b) of the Schedule [Townships and area development projects require prior environmental clearance]
Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Act, 1966
Section 28 (1 to 5) [The state government may notify its intention to acquire any land required for the purpose of development by the Industrial Areas Development Board, or for any other purpose in furtherance of the objects of the Act. After giving notice to the owners of the land, giving them the opportunity to be heard and considering their cause, if the state government decides that the land is to be acquired, it shall publish a declaration in respect of the same in the official gazette and the land shall vest with the government on the publication of the declaration]; Section 30 [The Land Acquisition Act, 1894, applies to the acquisition of land under this Act]
Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974
Section 25 [Consent to establish from the Karnataka Pollution Control Board]
Air (Prevention & Control of Pollution) Act, 1981
Section 21 [Consent to establish from the Karnataka Pollution Control Board]
Ministry of Food Processing Industries Revised Guidelines for Mega Food Park Scheme dated July 21, 2016
Paragraph 10 [All possible effort has to be made to complete the project as per the timeline stipulated unless the same is extended with recorded reason]
Land Acquisition Act, 1894
Section 31 [The compensation awarded should be paid to the persons entitled in accordance to the award unless the payment is prevented due to contingencies mentioned in the section]
Section 77 [The compensation awarded should be paid to the persons entitled in accordance to the award unless the payment is prevented due to contingencies mentioned in the section]; Section 2(3) [Rehabilitation provisions under the LARR Act apply to cases where a private company requests the government to acquire land for a public purpose]
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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

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Legal Status:

Out of Court

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Karnataka Industrial Area Development Board, Ministry of Food Processing

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Favorich Infra Limited

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