Kosi Flood-Displaced People Demand Rehabilitation

Reported by

Alok

Published on

March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017

Updated on

March 29, 2017

Location of Conflict

Barari

Katihar

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Irrigation Dam

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People Affected by Conflict

3000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

121

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Starting Year

2008

State

Bihar

Sector

Infrastructure

Purnawas Sangharsh Samiti has given ultimatum to the district administration of Katihar to identify land for rehabilitation of around 3,000 people that were displaced during floods of 2008. The reason of the flood was leakage in the embankment of the dam. These families are forced to live on embankments, near railway tracks and temporary shelters in Katihar. Residents of Manihari and Barari are worst affected by the flood. Samiti that has lead series of agitations, hunger strikes and marches in the last one year is adamant on a final solution. Agitation is spearheaded by Victor Jha of Aam Aadmi Party. The situation has turned volatile with district administration instead of providing rehabilitation to the displaced families decided to launch anti-encroachment drive. Jha lamented that these anti-encroachment drives are directed at displaced families of the Kosi flood. Samiti in its own survey report maintains that nearly 300 acres of land is required for housing 3,000 displaced people. The report also mentions that the entire rehabilitation process would cost around Rs 280 crores Majority of the displaced are migrant workers who go to states like Punjab, Delhi etc for manual labor. They leave behind elderly, women and children.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

280

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When did it end?

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Legislations/Policies Involved

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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:

Non-rehabilitation of displaced people

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Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Bihar Government

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Purnawas Sangharsh Samiti (Aam Aadmi Party)

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