Sardar Samand Dam is located in Rajasthan's Pali district. According to Babu Singh Rajpurohit, President of Kisan Sangharsh Samiti, in the catchment area illegal encroachments were made by nonright holders which has reduced the dam capacity by 60 per cent. The Samiti had moved court against the encroachers that had started sand mining in the catchment area. Farmers were not getting water to irrigate their fields. In July 2017, the Rajasthan High court directed state government and water resources department to get the encroachment removed but to no avail. Farmers have once again filed contempt petition in the high court over noncompliance of its directives.
Demand to retain/protect access to common land/resources
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
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:
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Rajasthan High Court
D.B. Civil Writ Petition No. 7782 / 2014
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
Advocacy (for inclusion in courts)
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Government of Rajastan, Mining Department of Rajastan, Water Resources Department of Rajastan
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: