Gomti Nagar extension allottees await possession of flats while LDA settled compensation over land acquired from villagers

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Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

August 5, 2021

Location of Conflict

Gomti nagar Vistar

Lucknow

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

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People Affected by Conflict

3840

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

304

ha

Starting Year

2001

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

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.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

500

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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:

Legal Status:

In Court

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

Case Number

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?

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Lucknow Development Authority

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Aashish Deep

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Aashish Deep

Updated By

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