Katni Thermal Power Plant Project

Reported by

Satyendra Singh NarwariaLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Bujbuja Jabalpur



Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant



People Affected by Conflict


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)




Madhya Pradesh



The Madhya Pradesh police resorted to lathicharge on over 100 people from Bujbuja and Dokaria villages in Katni district who were protesting against acquisition of land for a private thermal power plant. The police also arrested 12 villagers along with former Janata Dal (United) MLA Saroj Bachchan Nayak. The JD(U) leader, along with other farmers, staged protest after a woman identified as Sunia Bai allegedly set herself on fire by pouring kerosene on Diwali day over the issue. She was rushed to the hospital where she died a day later.The protesters were demanding that the land acquired for the project so far should be returned to the farmers and also sought transfer of a tehsildar and the police station incharge of the area for allegedly taking coercive steps to curb the agitation.The farmers in the two villages have also set funeral pyres on their land and warned the administration that they would immolate themselves if their land is forcibly acquired.

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Private and Common

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Madhya Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Madhya Pradesh State Janata Dal United (JDU)

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Welspun Energy Madhya Pradesh Limited

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