Farmers land acquired for Dallirajhara-Rowghat-Jagdalpur Rail Project

Reported by

Asha VermaLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

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This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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DallirajharaRowghatJagdalpur rail project a 235 km long railway project for transportation of iron ore from rowghat mining area to Dallirajrhara for Bhilai Steel Plant got notification for the 170km of the railway line in Rowghat region from the Ministry of Railways in April 2016. After the notification, laying of railway line started for which the land acquisition from the farmers was done in the year 200910 with the promise to provide fair compensation and job to one member of the family whose land has been acquired for the railway line. But the promises made to around 479 families of farmers many of whom are also tribal and forest dwellers and holds land under FRA,2006 have not been met till date even after the railway lines been laid on their land. Out of the 479 families 409 families are still waiting for thier compensation package and  protested on the railway track laid on their land; but their voices were culled by putting them in jail on the March 15th 2018. Later a group of farmers also met the district administration for the solution to their issue, but have not get any satisfactory response on this matters.

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Private and Common

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Forest and Non-Forest

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Ministry of Railways

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Chhattisgarh Railway Corporation Ltd (CRCL)

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