Rajasthan Government Cancels Land Acquisition for Jaipur Greenfield Airport

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Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

September 22, 2021

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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.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Refusal to give up land for the project

Region Classification

Urban and Rural

Type of Land


Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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When did it end?

August 2020

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws, Land Reform Laws

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Controversial land acquisition by the government

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Out of Court

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Airport Authority of India, Rajasthan Government , Jaipur Development Authority

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Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Shivdaspura Greenfield Airport Hatao Kisan Sangarsh Samiti

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Ashish Gaur

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Ashish Gaur

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Ashish Gaur

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Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

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