Farmers Oppose Chinki Multipurpose Dam in MP's Narmada Valley Fearing Poor Rehabilitation

Reported by

Arpit Deshmukh

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Published on

December 26, 2016

December 26, 2016

Updated on

December 26, 2016

Location of Conflict

Pipariya

Narsinghpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Multipurpose Dam

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People Affected by Conflict

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

6995

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Starting Year

2012

State

Madhya Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

In 2012, the Central Water Commission granted in-principle consent to four major irrigation projects in the Narmada Valley, including the 15-megawatt Chinki Multipurpose Dam near Pipariya village in Narsinghpur district. The project is proposed to irrigate 89,029 hectares of land in Narsinghpur and Raisen districts. It will submerge more than 8,000 hectares of land and displace 49 villages in Narsinghpur and Jabalpur districts.
Residents of the 49 villages have objected to the dam as they fear poor rehabilitation and resettlement as in the case of other Narmada projectsIt, such as Upper Narmada, Raghavpur, Rosara, Basania and Bargi dam projects.
The project was stalled and there has been no active resistance since 2016, according to local activists.
In May 26, 2020, the Power Finance Corporation signed an agreement with Narmada Basin Projects Company Limited to fund projects worth INR 22,000 crore in the state. It includes the Chinki Multipurpose Dam, which is expected to be revived after the grant of funds.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Refusal to give up land for the project

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

516.11

Type of investment:

Cost of Project

Year of Estimation

2016

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Legislations/Policies Involved

Environmental Impact Assessment Notification, 2006
Section 7 (i) [This section states the stages that must be followed for prior environmental clearance, which were violated by undertaking a shoddy and unreliable pre-feasibility report]
Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Sections 4, 5, and 6 [These sections are related to the process of Social Impact Assessment, which do not apply to irrigation projects, hence it's a shortcoming of the law]; Section 15 [This section allows for people interested in the land being acquired to object to such acquisition]
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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:

Violation of free prior informed consent

Controversial land acquisition by the government

Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Case Number

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Complaints/petitions/letters/memorandums to officials

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Central Water Commission, Water Resource Department

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Narmada valley Development Authority, WAPCOS Limited

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Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Farmers

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