Farmers in Karnataka's Tumkur Allege Discrimination in Land Relief for PowerGrid Project

Location of Conflict

KallipalyaHosapalya

Tumkur

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Transmission Lines

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Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

State

Karnataka

Sector

Power

Starting Year

2014

People Affected
by Conflict

288

Investment Affected (in Crores)

400

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

20

Farmers in Kallipalya and Hosapalya villages in Tumkur district in Karnataka have been protesting against the biased compensation for their land for a highpower transmission corridor. The project by Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) is the first highpower (765KV) transmission corridor connecting Karnataka. Speaking to Land Conflict Watch, Anand Patil, district president of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha, said, Farmers in Tumkur are being cheated by the Power Grid Corporation of India. On an average, the government pays Rs. 5.25 lakh per acre as compensation for land acquisition in Chikkaballapur, Rs. 912 lakh per acre in Doddaballapur and Rs. 15 lakh per acre in Devanahalli. But the Corporation has offered only Rs. 2 lakh per acre to farmers in Tumkur for acquiring their land. He says that the farmers have approached the district administration several times, but there has been no response to their demands. POWERGRID had acquired the land of 48 farmers in Kallipalya and Hosapalya villages on the GubbiTumkur border for its project in 2014. It is yet to pay them compensation. In September 2018, a farmer in Magadi tehsil, who refused to give up his land till he got compensation, was beaten up by an officer from the POWERGRID Corporation.

Total investment involved (in Crores):

400

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

POWERGRID Corporation of India Limited

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