Farmers Block Highway in Warangal, Telangana, to Protest Urban Development Master Plan

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Shivam MoghaLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

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Mamnoor Hanamkonda



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The residents of Mamnoor, a suburban village in Warangal, are demanding a residential zone status for their 602acre village, which has been declared public and semipublic zone by the Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) as part of its proposed Master Plan 2041. According to a news report in The Hindu, the farmers are afraid of losing their land rights under the proposed plan as many of them are still cultivating. The Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation, which was established in 2015, has acquired large plots of land belonging to the residents of Mamnoor village to develop Greater Warangal City in Telangana. Several surrounding and suburban villages, including Mamnoor, have been merged with the city. The residents of Mamnoor argue that more than 1,850 acres of land spread across these villages have already been diverted for multiple urbanization projects since 1937. One component of the master plan is to develop a fourlane national highway and the Warangal Outer Ring Road connecting Warangal to Khammam. On August 11, 2018, the residents of Mamnoor protested against the expansion plan by blocking traffic on the existing WarangalKhammam highway. They are also agitating against the proposed Ring Road, which is expected to widen the existing road by 150 feet. A report in The Hindu noted that the protesters have received the support of several political party leaders. On August 14, a delegation of the Forum for Better Warangal (FBW) submitted a memorandum to KUDA Chairman Marri Yadava Reddy, requesting him to explore alternatives for the Outer Ring Road, among other suggestions. His response is awaited. FBW has also highlighted the unwillingness of the farmers from the merged villages to part with their land holdings. They have requested KUDA to look at alternative government lands to execute the proposed plan, says a report by The Hans India.

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Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA)

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Forum for Better Warangal (FBW)

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