Gugalkota, Choubara, Jonaicha Khurd, Shajahanpur and Bawar
Other Kind of Infrastructure
Industrial Corridor between Delhi and Mumbai
In January 2018, the Rajasthan Government has decided to deacquire 993 hectares of land of five villages in Alwar district, which was earlier acquired for the ambitious DelhiMumbai Industrial Corridor. The move has affected nearly 500 farmers of Gugalkota, Choubara, Jonaicha Khurd and Shajahanpur and Bawar villages. In 2015, the Rajasthan Government had earmarked 1426 hectares of land in 10 villages of Bhiwadi and Neemrana region for the construction of the corridor and also restricted buying and selling of that land. While the farmers were awaiting promised compensation , the authorities decided to deacquire land of the above mentioned five villages. It is alleged that the Government took the decision due to high compensation prices for the land. The move has affected farmers who saw a sharp fall in land prices compared to the earlier promised compensation. According to regional news paper reports, due to restrictions on sale of land during the acquisition process, many villagers were unable to sell the land to meet family emergencies. Many claim that they had borrowed at high rates of interest hoping that they would be able to pay debts after receiving compensation from the Government. They are struggling to pay back money. Villagers had protested against the Government's decision by boycotting the byelections for the Lok Sabha seat held in January 2018. According to news reports, the government had announced to acquire land at an average per hectare cost of Rs 1.91 crore amounting to a total cost of Rs 2,732 crore. According to news reports MLA from Mundawar assembly constituency in Alwar district, Dharampal Choudhary has said that the land prices have fallen by 4050% since the deacquisition was announced.
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Land Acquisition Laws, Case Laws
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High Court of Rajasthan at Jaipur
Special Appeal Writ 1060 of 2015 (Raj HC)
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Boycott of official procedures/non-participation in official processes
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Rajasthan Government , Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor
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