Families Affected by Kachnaunda Dam in Lalitpur Demand Compensation

Reported by

Pushpendra Singh

Published on

May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Updated on

May 19, 2017

Location of Conflict

Bamhori Sehna

Bhailoni Lodh, Bar, Motikhera, Dasrara, Bachravni and parts of Turka village.

Lalitpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Irrigation Dam

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People Affected by Conflict

10000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

1093

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Starting Year

2007

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

To provide water for crops in droughtprone Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh, UP government built Kachnaunda Dam. The 5500acre land was acquired to build the dam in 2007. Village residents whose land was acquired are claiming that only half of the farmers got the compensation for 2700 acre land. Other half are running from office to office demanding their compensation. Farmers are also alleging that while the dam was supposed to irrigate the crops, most of the water is going to the Bajaj Thermal Power Plant located nearby. Farmers have now written to the Chief Minister of the state, Yogi Adityanath demanding compensation. Executive engineer of the dam, Kaushlendra Pandey told LCW that the application had been sent to the government. "Farmers will get their compensation as soon as the gov processes the funds" he said. The residents of the Bamhori Sehna village** say **the canal for the dam will destroy their houses and submerge their fields. By 2017, only 50% of farmers received the compensation. In 2018, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, along with Uma Bharati, Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation discussed on the concerns and released INR 45 crore for the Kachnoda dam project.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for promised compensation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

425

Type of investment:

Revised Investment

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws, Central/State Government Policy

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:

Controversial land acquisition by the government

Violation of free prior informed consent

Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Case Number

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Refusal of compensation

Land occupation

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Irrigation & Water Resources Department

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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