Land Row Forces Govt to Drop Logistics Hub in Haryana

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Sapna YadavLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

September 25, 2021

Location of Conflict



Reason or Cause of Conflict


Other kind of infrastructure



People Affected by Conflict


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)



Starting Year






The process of land acquisition for the proposed Integrated MultiModal Logistic Hub(IMLH) at the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation's (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 DelhiMumbai 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 applicants in the earlier case. However, as the stay was vacated in one case, 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.  Despite the protests, Haryana government on 3 December, 2014, announced the development of ILMH at Bawal. However, as the government failed to persuade the protesting farmers to accept the compensation it offered, the state government On 23 December 2014 dropped the ILMH project but continued with other projects under the DelhiMumbai industrial corridor.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for more compensation than promised, Refusal to give up land for the project

Region Classification


Type of Land


Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):


Type of investment:

Investment Made

Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?


When did it end?

December, 2014

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Punjab and Haryana High Court

Case Number

CWP No. 10950 of 2013, CWP No. 24440 of 2014

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts), Complaints, petitions, memorandums to officials , Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Haryana, HSIIDC

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Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Congress, BJP

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