Irrigation Department Illegally Encroached Upon the land Belonging to a School in Lucknow

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Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Gautam palli



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Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Infrastructure

River Front Beautification



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Private and Common

Type of Common Land


Uttar Pradesh



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During the beautification drive of the Gomti River Front, Irrigation department in Lucknow encroached upon the 40 acres of land belonging to the La Martiniere school. In 2015 parents of the students living in the hostel complained about the sewer like smell that the children are forced to live with due to the construction activities on the encroached land and the stalled flow of the Gomti river. After the complaints to the District Magistrate and Chief Minister's office yielded no results, the school management got a FIR registered against the irrigation department in Gautampalli police station. School management also took the case to the court. Management is also alleging that the department carried out illegal soil mining, which has caused a danger to the oldest historical building of the school, which has stood still since the colonial era. The historical building of the school is also a tourist attraction point in Lucknow.

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Irrigation Department Uttar Pradesh

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