Jaipur Development Authority Acquires Land for Township Project, Ending Conflict

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Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

September 22, 2021

Location of Conflict

Asarpura, Bhankrota and Keshavpura villages

Jaipur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

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People Affected by Conflict

500

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

25

ha

Starting Year

1992

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Infrastructure

In 1992, Rajasthan government notified to acquire about 538 bigha land from farmers in Bhankrota, Keshavpura and Asarpura villages in Jaipur to build a truck terminal and a settlement called Transport Nagar. Jaipur Development Authority had paid compensation to the affected families. But later, the government shifted the truck terminal to a different location on Sikar road. When farmers learned about it, some families refused to take compensation and give away their land. The government deposited their compensation amount in the high court. Out of 538 bigha land, 150 bigha or 25 hectares remained to be acquired. Until 2013, no government scheme was launched on the acquired land. In 2013, the government began the process of acquiring the remaining 25 hectares of land for a township project. Residents who live on that piece of land moved court and got a stay against the acquisition. They say the compensation provided to them in 1992 means nothing given the current land rates, and since township is a new project they should be given better compensation and a proper rehabilitation. As JDA was successful in acquiring the land, the conflict was resolved.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for more compensation than promised, Demand for rehabilitation

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

600

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Has the Conflict Ended?

Yes

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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:

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Rajasthan High Court

Case Number

CW Case No 6892 of 2015

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Jaipur Development Authority, Rajasthan Government

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:

West Way Heights builders and Others

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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Ashish Gaur

Reviewed By

Ashish Gaur

Updated By

Ashish Gaur

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