Farmers Demand Compensation for Their Land That Was Acquired for Dravyavati River Project

Location of Conflict

Goner, Vimalpura, Bijani and Ramchandrapura

Jaipur

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Water Management

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Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Infrastructure

Starting Year

2016

People Affected
by Conflict

60

Investment Affected (in Crores)

1676

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

97

The Dravyavati River, which flows through Jaipur in Rajasthan, originates in Jaisalya village in the Aravalli hills and finally joins the Dhund river. Over the years, the quality of the river has deteriorated due to pollution, dumping of garbage and debris. In 2015, the Rajasthan government proposed a project to improve the quality of the river. The Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has roped in the Tata Group and the Shanghai Urban Construction Group to complete the project and to maintain the river for 10 years after its completion. The project cost has been estimated at Rs. 1,676 crore. In 2016, the Rajasthan government laid the foundation stone to rejuvenate the river. The government acquired around 200 bighas (80 acres) of land from 60 families in Goner village. In June 2017, people who were asked to give up their land had staged a protest outside the JDA headquarters, opposing the project, which commenced nonetheless. The JDA authorities claim that around 80 per cent of the work has been completed. In January 2019, farmers on either side of the river demanded that they should be allowed to withdraw water from the river as the project had led to the destruction of several check dams they had created. They also alleged that more than 240 acres of private land had been acquired from them without offering a fair compensation.

Total investment involved (in Crores):

1676

Type of investment:

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Rajasthan government, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

TATA Group , Shanghai Urban Construction Group

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