Kishanganga Hydroelectric Power Project

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Mir FarhatLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Gurez

Bandipora

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Hydroelectric Project

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People Affected by Conflict

2928

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

216

ha

Starting Year

2008

State

Jammu and Kashmir

Sector

Power

In 2018, National Hydroelectric Power Corporation completed a 5,750crore Kishanganga Hydro Electric Project on river Kishanganga in Gurez, a remote picturesque area in Bandipora district in Kashmir, close to Line of Control. The dam built for the project in Gurez displaced 610 families from their ancestral homes and deprived them of cultivable farming land. To construct the dam, the NHPC assured the displaced villagers that it will provide them compensation as per prescribed norms and rate for their houses and land. However, the displaced people say that the compensation paid by the NHPC is not what they were assured at the time of construction of the dam and their displacement. Angry and feeling disposed, the villagers moved Jammu and Kashmir High Court and filed a petition against NHPC, Jammu and Kashmir Government in 2015 to seek full compensation in terms of losses incurred on account of the loss of livelihood, lands and housing dwellings. The petition is still ongoing.

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Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Non-rehabilitation of displaced people

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Revenue Department, District Collectors

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

National Hydro-electric Power Corporation (NHPC Ltd)

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