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September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016
September 16, 2016
For over a decade, the construction of the 47 km long Jaipur Ring Road Southern Corridor by the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) has remained pending, owing to problems related to land acquisition. While the JDA has maintained that it acquired 1,692 hectares of land from 500 families for the project connecting Ajmer Road, Tonk Road and Agra Road, farmers who are set to lose their lands held several protests demanding proper compensation and a change in design of the project among others. In 2011, the JDA selected Gurgaon based construction company Sanjose Supreme Joint Venture as the final bidder for the construction of the project. As there was little or no progress in the construction of the transport project, in 2017, the JDA signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to execute the project. The revised investment of the project was pegged at Rs 1,217 crore. For the project, landowners stated that the JDA acquired 360 metres from farmers to construct 90 metres of the transport corridor, and 135 metres on both sides of the road to construct a development corridor. Farmers led by Ring Road Sangarsh Samiti allege that the JDA is acquiring excess land in the name of the corridor. They demanded higher compensation and also return of excess land back to the cultivators. The land acquired also passes through forest area and an irrigation dam zone. The concerns raised by the forest department and irrigation department officials were settled by the JDA. In November 2020, some part of the ring road was made operational and presently the NHAI is constructing coverfield structures as part of the project. Reportedly, hundreds of affected farmers families are still awaiting promised compensation.
Demand for more compensation than promised
Demand for promised compensation
Demand to get back acquired land
Complaint against procedural violations
Forest and Non-Forest
Total investment involved (in Crores):
Type of investment:
Year of Estimation
Page Number In Investment Document:
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Land Acquisition Laws, Central/State Government Policy
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:
Controversial land acquisition by the government
Non-payment of compensation/promised compensation
Non-implementation/violation of LARR Act
Delay in compensation
Use of old/outdated laws
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)
Rajasthan High Court
SB Civil Writ Petition No. 9126 of 2014 (lead matter)
Main Reasoning/Decision of court
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors:
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Complaints/petitions/letters/memorandums to officials
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Jaipur Development Authority, National Highways Authority of India
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?
Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:
Ring Road Sangarsh Samiti