Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited (CVPP) is a joint venture%20across%20river%20Chenab.) company of NHPC Limited, Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation and PTC (India) Limited for the execution of hydroelectric projects in the Chenab river basin in Kashmir's Kishtwar district. The Kiru and Kwar hydroelectric projects in the Nagseni area of Kishtwar district in Jammu, which have an installed capacity of 624 MW and 540 MW respectively, has affected more than 200 people. Rs 4.5 crore has been allocated as compensation for families affected by the Kwar project, while Rs.30 crore has been earmarked as compensation for families displaced by Kiru project. The state government, approved the Rehabilitation & Resettlement Plan for the ProjectAffected Families (PAFs) for Kiru project on 7th March, 2019. The deputy commissioner was required to constitute a committee tasked with ensuring timely disbursements of compensation to all the PAFs. Out of the 30 crores, 17.58 crores had been disbursed as of 2020, in lieu of the Kiru project. In 2020, a report by _thirdpole _noted that many villagers who had to give up their land for the Kiru project and relocate to Kishtwar town, found the compensation insufficient to purchase a plot in the town. They said promises of jobs, skills training and covering children's education were not kept. In February 2021, a Grievances Redressal Committee (GRC) visited the site of Kiru HEP, to resolve several grievances raised by the locals. Pending payment of compensation and inconsistent water supply, among others were voiced by the locals.
Demand for more compensation than promised, Demand for employment, Demand for promised compensation, Demand for rehabilitation
Demand to keep promise of job and sill training and to cover children’s education
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws
Jammu and Kashmir State Land Acquisition Act, 1934
Sections 11B [Award to be made within 2 years from the date of publication of declaration]; Section 17A [Before taking possession of the land, 80% of the compensation should be paid]
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:
Non-rehabilitation of displaced people
Out of Court
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Campaigns (Grassroots organisations/press releases/media), Protests/marches
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Revenue department , District magistrate
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
NHPC Ltd., Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation, and PTC (India) Limited
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Chenab Valley Power Projects Limited
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: