Farmers in Alwar Protesting Against Govt Decision to De-acquire Land for Industrial Corridor

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Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

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October 6, 2019

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GugalkotaChoubara, Jonaicha Khurd, Shajahanpur and Bawar


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Industrial Corridor between Delhi and Mumbai



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In a recent move, the Rajasthan Government has decided to deacquire 993 hectares of land of five villages in Alwar district, which was acquired for the ambitious DelhiMumbai Industrial Corridor. The move has affected nearly 500 farmers of Gugalkota, Choubara, Jonaicha Khurd and Shajahanpur and Bawar villages. The Rajasthan Government had earmarked 1426 hectares of land in 10 villages of Bhiwadi and Neemrana region in 2015 and also restricted buying and selling of land. Farmers were yet to be paid compensation for the land earmarked for acquisition when the Government decided to deacquire land. It is alleged that the Government has reportedly taken the decision due to high compensation prices for the land. The move has affected farmers who were getting more than double the amount of land price that prevails now. Land prices since then have fallen sharply. News reports say that several villagers are suffering as they are unable to sell the land to meet family emergencies, neither can they pay back money that they have borrowed at high rates of interest hoping that they would be able to pay debts after receiving compensation from the Government. 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 1.91 crore amounting to a total cost of 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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Rajasthan Government , Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor

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