Row Over Land Acquired by Hero MotoCorp in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor

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Surabhi Bhandari

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September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

Updated on

September 20, 2016

Location of Conflict

Madannapalem

Chittoor

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Manufacturing

Investment

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People Affected by Conflict

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

342

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Starting Year

2014

State

Andhra Pradesh

Sector

Industry

In September 2014, Hero MotoCorp signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Andhra Pradesh through Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation to set up a manufacturing facility in Madannapalem in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation (APIIC) soon allotted land the land to Hero MotoCorps in Madanapalem village. Ishwariya Orchards, a party to the conflict, learned that the Andhra Pradesh government allotted "Lands in dispute to set up its manufacturing plant". The Tamil Nadubased Ishwariya Orchards, has claimed ownership and possession of the land allotted, after which they moved to High Court against the state government. Following this, in July 2015, the high court at Hyderabad ordered Hero MotoCorp not to proceed with construction activities over the land allotted to it in southern Andhra Pradesh. The court ordered status quo through interim directives. The petitioner contended that the land was already embroiled in a legal dispute, while the district collector maintained that the land was government land. Later in August 2015, the high court vacated the stay on the construction work and allowed the company to erect a wall around the land it was allotted. However, the bench decided that a single judge will decide the case in 8 weeks. Despite the judgement, the court ordered the state to pay compensation to Ishwariya Orchards. In February 2016, the government handed land to Hero MotoCorps to start the construction work. The foundation stone was laid in March 2018 and the production has started, according to a report in March 2020.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Refusal to give up land for the project

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

3000

Type of investment:

Investment Made

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

No

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Other, Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

APIIC Industrial Parks Allotment Regulations, 2012
Regulation 3 [The APIIC shall have the power to allot any premises for the development of Industrial Parks]; Regulation 1.15 ["Premises" refers to any land held by the Corporation which is meant for sale or lease]
Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 2 [The Government may acquire land as per the provisions of this Act for private companies utilizing the land for a public purpose]; Section 38 [The Collector shall have the power to take possession of the land after the full compensation and rehabilitation and resettlement entitlements as paid as per the provisions of this Act]
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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:

Delay in allottment and possession of land/property

Controversial land acquisition by the government

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Disposed

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

No

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Andhra Pradesh High Court; Supreme Court of India

Case Number

W.A.No.697 OF 2015; SLP(C) No. 8558/2016

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

No

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Andhra Pradesh

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Hero MotoCorp

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Ishwariya Orchards, CPM, CPI

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