Kanpur: Farmers Demand Compensation on Market Rates for the Land Acquired

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Rama Shanker SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

November 4, 2019

Location of Conflict



Kanpur Nagar

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant



People Affected by Conflict


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)



Uttar Pradesh



In 2011, land of 1850 farmers residing in Sindhaul, Bagriya, lahurimau, Rampur Bandh, Dharchhuva, Asvaar Mau, Sirsa and Kasimpur villages in Kanpur was acquired for a 1980 megawatts power plant project by Nevali Lignite Corporation (NLC). While the work on the project is still going on, farmers from all the affected villages are protesting to get a fair compensation. Farmers are demanding that they should be paid the compensation whichever is higher, the circle rate or the market rate. Along with that farmers are also demanding that they should get an additional compensation for not being able to cultivate the land for 6 years, during which the project could not be commenced. Farmers' demand for the additional compensation is based on the new land acquisition act, which says that if the project fails to start within 5 years of the acquisition, the developer will have to pay the compensation on the increased value of the land. From December 2016 to January 2017, During a protest which went on for almost a month, two of the farmers' leaders Niranjan Singh Rajput and Vishakha Rajput were jailed by the Kanpur police under the Gunda Act. The project is a joint venture between Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidut Uthpadan Nigam Ltd and NLC.

Region Classification

Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Uttar Pradesh Rajya Vidut Uthpadan Nigam Ltd

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Neyveli Lignite Corporation

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