Maharashtra Farmers Demand Higher Compensation from MIDC for Land Transfer to Industrial Estate

Reported by

Prerna Chaurashe

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Published on

September 18, 2016

September 18, 2016

Updated on

September 18, 2016

Location of Conflict

Navlakh Umbre

Badalwadi, Paritwadi, Jadhavwadi and Mendewadi in Maval tehsil

Pune

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Industry

Industrial estate

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People Affected by Conflict

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

273

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Starting Year

2016

State

Maharashtra

Sector

Industry

The Talegaon Industrial Estate is one of the major industrial areas being developed by the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC). The MIDC has to acquire land for three phases -- the first phase requires 578.1 hectares of land, and Phases II and III require 454.9 hectares and 94.57 hectares, respectively. The land acquisition for Phase I is complete.
For Phases II and III, 276 hectares of land have already been acquired. The rest of the acquisition, however, has been opposed by the residents of Talegaon. The villagers did not let the officials complete the measurement of land and sent them back. Sarpanch Nagesh Shirke, with a few others from the village, led the protest. According to them, the land to be acquired is irrigated land. The area already has 57 wells, 175 settlements and cattlesheds and six poultry farms. Further, 160 farmers use the water from Jadhavwadi Dam for irrigation. A Government Resolution mentions that if the land is under irrigation and farmers protest against it, it is not to be acquired. Earlier, agricultural lands from Navlakh Umbre, Bhadalwadi, Paritwadi, Jadhavwadi and Mindewadi were acquired for the Jadhavwadi Dam.
In 2016, post negotiation, the rate for acquisition reached as high as INR 55 lakh for an acre of land - one of the highest in the region. Owing to the revised rate of compensation offered, almost 80 per cent of the farmers whose land were acquired managed to earn huge amount of money. The Sarpanch, however, mentioned that many small-time farmers from the area had to part with smaller land parcels and they hardly got any money.
In 2019, the MIDC proposed to develop a logistic hub for the Delhi- Mumbai industrial corridor in its Talegaon Industrial Estate.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Refusal to give up land for the project

Demand for employment

Demand for more compensation than promised

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

525

Type of investment:

Investment Made

Year of Estimation

2016

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

Legislations/Policies Involved

Land Acquisition Act, 1894
Proviso to Section 11
Maharashtra Industrial Development Act, 1961
Section 15 and 32 [Powers of MIDC to acquire and transfer land]
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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:

Controversial land acquisition by the government

Non-payment of compensation/promised compensation

Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Pending

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

High Court of Bombay

Case Number

WP No. 3301/2016

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

The petition filed by Nitesh Nevshe is still pending and was clubbed with more than 10 similar petitions against the District Collector, Pune, and MIDC before the High Court, as per the daily causelist and the order of the Division Bench.

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Objections as part of official procedures

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC)

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Local residents

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