Lucknow Development Authority Encroched Upon a Pond to Build a Housing Project

Reported by

Aashish DeepLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict

Kanpur Road



Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate



People Affected by Conflict


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)




Uttar Pradesh



Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) developed a housing scheme named Jalvayu Vihar on the land which is demarcated as a pond in govt. records in Ashiyana Colony. Before the construction of the project, village residents use to farm Water Chestnut in the huge pond. The district administration is aware of this illegality but it only made a few inquiries to the LDA, post which the matter was dismissed. Now, the land also has a shopping complex over it along with the houses. LDA demarcated 18 plots on this land and sold them but because the land belonged to the Village Council or Gram Panchayat the allottees still have not received possession. Later in 2010 when the LDA started construction of a road on that land, the construction was stopped on the orders of Sub District Magistrate of the region, but LDA continued the work despite administrative orders.

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Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Lucknow Development Authority, Lucknow Administration

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