Farmers Affected by Jamrar Dam in Lalitpur, UP, Demand Adequate Compensation

Reported by

Pushpendra Singh

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July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017

Updated on

July 25, 2017

Location of Conflict

West Siang

Lalitpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Irrigation Dam

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People Affected by Conflict

557

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

929

ha

Starting Year

2009

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

The Jamrar dam is being built in the Mehroni Tehsil of Lalitpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The project was supposed to start in 2009 and complete by 2011 but due to administrative delay, it commenced in 2012. Farmlands of 15 villages was acquired for the project and cost soared to 246.06 crores from the planned cost of 172 crores in 2012. The dam is going to be 3.5 km long with a crop irrigation capacity of more than 3000 hectares.

There are 116 families affected by the project. The affected families have been agitating to receive the compensation and the alternative housing plots promised by the administration. In 2016, the District Magistrate Dr. Rupesh Kumar visited the village and reviewed the construction works being carried out under the Jamrar Dam project. He heard the problems of the villagers. He assured the villagers that the construction of the Jamrar Dam project would not affect the interests of any villagers. He instructed the immediate housing allotment to the affected. Also inspected dam submergence area, drainage and spillway. He said that the distribution of compensation would be as per the laid down rules.

By 2016, 80% of the project work was completed and the 60 plots allotments land for rehabilitation was also ready. However, the plots were not allotted to the people.

In March 2020, it was reported that the Jamrar dam was being constructed. In October 2020, the people were notified that their land around 2.721 ha will be acquired for the first phase.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for more compensation than promised

Demand for rehabilitation

Demand for promised compensation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

246

Type of investment:

Cost of Project

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 23 (Enquiry and land acquisition award by Collector based on the compensation determined under Section 27); Section 25 (Award by Collector must be made within 12 months from date of publication of declaration); Section 26 (Criteria for assessment and determination of market value of land by Collector); Section 27 (Determination of amount of compensation); Section 28 (Parameters to be considered by Collector in determination of award); Section 31(1) (Rehabilitation and Resettlement Award for affected families by Collector); Section 31(2)(c) particulars of house site and house to be allotted, in case of displaced families; Section 31(2)(d) particulars of land allotted to the displaced families read with Second Schedule Serial No. 1 (provision of housing unit); Section 77 (Payment of compensation or deposit of same in Authority).
Uttar Pradesh Land Acquisition Policy, 2011
Para 3(ii) (The compensation package shall be determined by mutual agreement between developer and the land owner at the village itself and the Collector of the District shall act as a facilitator)
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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:

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Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Case Number

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Objections as part of official procedures

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Irrigation & Water Resources Department.

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Bhartiya Kisan Panchayat

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