Lucknow Development Authority's scheme of Gomtinagar and Gomti nagar extension faced land disputes and farmers' protest, hence hindering the development of the project and delay in possession. According to the farmers of Makhdumpur village of Gomti Nagar extension, in the year 2000, the state government acquired their land under the Land Acquisition act, 1894. However, they weren't paid adequate compensation for the same by LDA. Due to the conflict between the farmers and LDA, the allottees of the scheme who paid full amount have not yet got possession of the houses.
Some allottees appealed in the Allahabad high court. The court ordered the authority in 2013 to provide possessions, but LDA couldn't get them vacated. The high court made a task force but in vain. The allottees are still waiting for the possession. The villagers argue that LDA hasn't yet acquired the land. LDA served the notice, but they won't vacate the lands until we are compensated. LDA gave possession to more than 100 allottees under pressure, in a different locality, but hundreds are still in line. In 2016, the LDA promised to give these allottees priority and allocate them housing unit/ plot in the area of their choice.
In 2019, the UP government announced along with the UP Real Estate Regulatory authority (RERA) that it will waive penal interest and other dues on builder who misses deadlines to give possession to allottees. This is because the LDA failed to give possession of land to them in time. The builders however are expected to provide homes to the buyers by June 2021.
Recent google satellite imagery of Makhdumpur village shows the apartments is built up.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws
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:
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Allahabad High Court
LAND ACQUISITION No. - 67 of 2010
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Lucknow Development Authority
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: