Flood Affected People of Ballia Form 7km Long Human Chain to Protest

Reported by

Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 6, 2020

Location of Conflict

Bairia mandal



Reason or Cause of Conflict

Irrigation Dam



People Affected by Conflict


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)




Uttar Pradesh



Residents of Bairia constituency in Ballia of Eastern Uttar Pradesh formed a 7 km long human chain to protest against administrations' inactivity in making requisite preparations for saving the region from the floods that wash away entire agriculture land along with the houses, every year. Every monsoon Gandak and Saryu rivers start flowing above the danger mark which results in overflowing of Ring dam. Dam is the only waterbody which saves the villages from flooding. Once the dam starts overflowing, water enters into all the villages submerging 50,000 hectares of land in Bairia Mandal affecting 10,000 families. Residents of Bairia mandal have been requesting the administration to strengthen the Ring Dam. Owing to the apathy of the district administration people started protesting. Still recovering from the devastation caused by last year's flood the threat again looms over the residents of Bairia mandal.

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Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Irrigation Department, Uttar Pradesh

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