Haryana Farmers Demand Increased Compensation for Land Acquired to Construct 3 Highways

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Damandeep SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 31, 2020

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Salimpur Mamood, Pabnawa, Chandlana


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In 2018, the Haryana government acquired land from farmers** **for the construction of three national highways - NH-11 (Rewari to Jaisalmer), NH-148 B (Kotputli to Hisar) and NH-152 D (Nangal Chaudhary to Ambala). The project is scheduled for completion in 2020. According to a media report, land acquisition is underway, and 739 acres of land have been acquired in 16 villages so far. Some of the affected villages include Sangroli, Barsana, Faral, Pundri and Jamba. The farmers whose lands were acquired for the project have been staging a sit-in protest in Narnaul since July 2019 under the banner of All India Kisan Sabha demanding compensation as per the current market rate. Some farmers whose lands fall directly along the highways are being offered a compensation of approximately INR 1 crore per acre, while others will get a compensation ranging from INR 17 lakh to INR 1 crore. The farmers have demanded the same compensation for all those whose lands have been acquired. According to the Land Acquisition Act, 2013, we are to be paid four times the market price of the land, but what we are being offered is less than twice the market rate, the farmers told News Click. On August 12, 2019, the police arrested protesting farmers in Narnaul. Inder Singh, a member of the All India Kisan Sabha, told journalists that many farmers also died during the protest and that their families have not performed the last rites yet because they want to 'wake up the state from its slumber'. At least 40,000 people are estimated to be affected by the highway project. As they stand to lose both their lands and livelihoods, they plan to intensify their agitation if the government does not fulfil their demands and say that their protest could take the shape of a state-wide agitation involving blockade of roads and railways.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Higher and equal compensation for all farmers whose lands have been acquired.

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Land Acquisition Laws

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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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On August 12, 2019, the police arrested protesting farmers in Narnaul. Inder Singh, a member of the All India Kisan Sabha, told journalists that many farmers also died during the protest.

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State Revenue and Disaster Management Department, National Highways Authority of India

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