Haryana Farmers Demand Return of Land Acquired in 2007 for Township Expansion

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Damandeep SinghLand Conflict Watch

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October 6, 2019

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In May 2019, thousands of residents of Khoh, Kasan and Manesar villages in Haryana gathered outside the office of the Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) to protest the acquisition of 162 acres of land in 2007 for the expansion of IMT Manesar Township. According to the protesters, almost 90 per cent of the land in Manesar has been acquired by the government, and they claim that there is no land left for farming or for residential purpose. They also alleged that most of the acquired land has remained unused. In 2011, the protesting farmers took the matter to the Supreme Court, which directed the state to review the case in the light of the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Bill, which was introduced in Parliament in the same year. The bill was passed in 2013 and came into force in January 2014. Under the LARR Act, land should be returned to the land owners if it remains unutilised for five years after the acquisition. According to a media report, some of the land owners have accepted the compensation offered by HSIIDC, while some of them approached the district court and the High Court of Punjab and Haryana to increase the compensation amount. The courts ruled in favour of the land owners, following which the HSIIDC approached the Supreme Court. The matter is pending.

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Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC)

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