Gujrat Farmers Protest Against Eviction Notice in Dholera Region for Smart City

Reported by

Aditi Patil

Published on

February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

Updated on

February 2, 2017

Location of Conflict

Dholera

Ahmedabad

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Smart City

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People Affected by Conflict

37000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

92000

ha

Starting Year

2009

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

The Dholera Special Investment Region (SIR), or Dholera smart city, is being built under the DelhiMumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) project. Gujarat government has approved six Town Planning schemes on a 902 sq km Dholera SIR, which includes a smart city. In the latest round, farmers whose property fall under Town Planning scheme No 1 (51.40 sq km) were sent eviction notices to vacate their agricultural plots. The notices require the farmers to part with 50% of the land. The notices were served following reports that Dholera SIR was given environmental clearance to go ahead with setting up smart city and industries in the region. A farmers delegation, met the Town Planning officer, to enquire about eviction notices being sent to farmers even after a stay order by the Gujrat High Court dated Dec 2015. Farmers had gone to the court opposing the SIR project in 2014. About 28,000 hectares of land belonging to the farmers and being acquired under DSIR provisions, is fertile agriculture land and fell under the Narmada canal command area. Farmers are not happy with the belowmarketprice compensation that they are being offered by the government State unit of the Akhil Bharatiya Koli Samaj and Gujarat Khedut Samaj (GKS) had jointly organised a Maha Sammelan of all the communities from 22 villages of Dholera taluka at DholeraBhavnagar highway in April 2016 to demand scrapping of the proposed Dholera Special Investment Region (DSIR) if the government is not ready to provide a better compensation.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

38476

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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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:

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Gujarat, Dholera Special Investment Development Authority (DSIRDA), Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board

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Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

DMIC Development Corporation

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Gujarat Khedut Samaj, Akhil Bharatiya Koli Samaj

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