Lalitpur-Dam Affected Farmers Demand Compensation

Reported by

Pushpendra SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict

Kachnauda

,

Lalitpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Irrigation Dam

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

1440

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

1093

ha

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.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

425

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

1093

ha

Starting Year

2007

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Irrigation Department

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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When did it end?

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