Farmers land acquired for Bawal Project in Haryana

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Sapna YadavLand Conflict Watch

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February 8, 2021

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The process of land acquisition for the proposed Multi-Modal Logistic Hub(MMLA) at the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporations (HSIIDC) growth center at Bawal, had started in the year 2012. Farmers have refused to part with their land when the previous Congress government started acquiring land for the project in 2011. It was to be developed as part of the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor over 3,664 acres in the Bawal Assembly Segment. In the meantime, some farmers moved the high court against the land acquisition and they got a stay order in June 2014. Later, the High Court vacated the stay while disposing of a petition filed by nearly 40 farmers, pleading that they wanted to give their land for the project. The stay was not vacated on the land of those farmers who opposed land acquisition and were the applicant in the earlier case. Since the stay was vacated, the state government resumed the land acquisition process, prompting farmers to restart their agitation. Significantly, the BJP had at that time supported the farmers and promised that of not acquiring their land if it came to power in Haryana. Nevertheless, it continued with the land acquisition process by serving notices under section 9 of the act on 7th November 2014.  Bawal farmers are demanding compensation for their land acquired.

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Government of Haryana, HSIIDC,Haryana

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