Junagadh farmers protest against inclusion into urban area

Reported by

Aditi PatilLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 6, 2020

Location of Conflict

Junagadh

,

Junagadh

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

5000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

55000

ha

State

Gujarat

Sector

Infrastructure

In October 2015, 5,000 farmers of 42 villages belonging to Vanthali and Junagadh blocks of Junagadh district had protested in front of the district collectors office demanding that their villages should be excluded from the new Junagadh Urban Development Authority (JUDA). There had been another protest meeting in the same month where about 2,000 farmers gathered to oppose JUDA. The Town Planning Act requires farmers to hand over 40 percent of the land for developing city infrastructure, and hands over rest of the 60 percent land at a different location. The main reason behind the resistance is that people wish to continue with their occupation as agriculturalists and inclusion in Urban Development Authority (UDA) will automatically mean a deduction of nearly 40 percent of their land making agriculture next to impossible and leaving them with the only option of selling their land.

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

48.8

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

55000

ha

Starting Year

2011

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Junagadh Area Development Authority

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Gujarat Khedut Samaj, Jamin Adhikar Andolan Gujarat, Khedut Hit Rakshak Samiti

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