Farmers protest Sarkhej-Dholera highway land acquisition

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Aditi PatilLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 6, 2020

Location of Conflict

Ahmedabad

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Ahmedabad

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Roads

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People Affected by Conflict

48000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

7700

ha

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

Around 100 farmers from the AhmedabadDholera belt protested land acquisition for the proposed SarkhejDholera 77km Expressway. In 2012, Gujarat Government published a notification as per Land Acquisition Act of 1894 for 116 km Expressway, for acquisition of 91.16 lakh square metre land. In 2013, the UPA government passed the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act. The Gujarat government now proposes to acquire land as per 1956 National Highway Act and only for 77 km stretch. The gathered farmers claimed that more than 10,000 families in 29 villages will be affected because of this. They are of the opinion that they would be paid just Rs 2.5 lakh for one bigha whereas, the commercial value is between Rs 10 lakh and Rs 18 lakh per bigha, depending on the proximity of the plot to the road. Their land is fertile and yields two to three crops a year.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Private

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

4127

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

7700

ha

Starting Year

2012

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Gujarat State Road Development Corporation Limited, Government of Gujarat

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