Lucknow Development Authority Encroached Upon Graveyards and Ponds for a Housing Project

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Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Gomti Nagar Extention



Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate



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Uttar Pradesh



In 2008 Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) launched apartment housing schemes in Gomti Nagar Extention. The area falls on the periphery of Malesemau village. The village residents allege that land on which the housing schemes are being built belongs to the graveyard and a pond under the control of Gram Sabha. Residents say that LDA new about the nature of the land even after that the engineers included the parcel of land in their layout and group housing was constructed. Further the project was expanded into 6 sectors which have about 3000 houses. According to the government records, this entire project has encroached upon the land of 14 graveyards and 17 ponds. The village head of Malesemau village took the case to the High Court, the case is subjudice.

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Private and Common

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Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Lucknow Development Authority

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