In 2004, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) proposed to develop a new Greenfield Airport in Jaipur and reserved 2094 hectares of land for acquisition from 20 villages near Shivdaspura. Since then, farmers in the region led protests opposing the project. Ashok Mehta, President of Shivdaspura Greenfield Airport Hatao Samgarah Samiti, said that Jaipur Development Authority started acquiring land in 2005 without a permission from the Airport Authority of India. He said that the project will directly affect 80000 people. There are 2000 houses, 30 schools and 200 commercial institutions where the project was proposed. As years passed, farmers in the region urged the government to give a clarity on the project while demanding regularisation of their villages. Additionally, JDA had imposed a ban on land conversion and issuing of lease deeds in the region. In 2018, the state government gave permission for acquiring the land. However, In August 2020, the state government cancelled the project citing that the Union Ministry of Aviation turned down the project and decided to free the reserved land for the airport ending the conflict.
Refusal to give up land for the project
Urban and Rural
Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws, Land Reform Laws
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:
Controversial land acquisition by the government
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)
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?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Airport Authority of India, Rajasthan Government , Jaipur Development Authority
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
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:
Shivdaspura Greenfield Airport Hatao Kisan Sangarsh Samiti