Eviction on the Narengi-Panikhaiti Road

Reported by

Shalim Muktadir HussainLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict

Guwahati

,

Kamrup

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Water Management

Drainage

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

144

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

ha

State

Assam

Sector

Infrastructure

On Tuesday, 18th of July 2017 the district administration and Guwahati Municipal Corporation oversaw the eviction of families who had illegally encroached on the NarengiPanikhaiti road in Guwahati, around 15 km from Dispur. The encroachers had built makeshift houses on the drain that flows along the NarengiPanikhaiti road. Thirty makeshift houses and twentyfive shops were demolished using excavators. The eviction was supervised by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Nabadip Pathak, circle officers of the Dispur revenue circle, and officials of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation. A section of the encroachers protested against the move but their appeals were ignored. The authorities alleged that the encroachment on the drain had clogged it and worsened the already escalating flash floods in the city. In the same operation, makeshift houses along the Narengi railway line were also demolished. An eviction drive had been conducted in the same location in the past but the encroachers erected their shelters on the spot the very next day after the eviction.

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

ha

Starting Year

2017

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Assam District administration, Municipal Corporation

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