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.
Type of Land
Private and Common
Type of Common Land
Total investment involved (in Crores):
Type of investment:
Land Area Affected
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