Maithon Power Plant Displaced Workers Threaten Agitation

Reported by

Alok

Published on

July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

Updated on

July 24, 2017

Location of Conflict

Nirsa

Dhanbad

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant

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People Affected by Conflict

1646

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

229

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Starting Year

2015

State

Jharkhand

Sector

Power

Displaced families of Maithon Power Limited, a joint venture between Tata Power and Damodar Valley Corporation are agitating at the plants main gate for the last 15 days. Families are accusing the companys management of backtracking, and partially fulfilling the demands made in the agreement. Around 12 villages with a population of 1646 persons were displaced to pave way for the project. The joint venture acquired 565 acres of raiyati land for the project. The power plant has a capacity of 1050 MW of electricity. According to affected families, company management refuses to recognize and give them entitlement of permanent workers. They said that the agreement while negotiating the rehabilitation and resettlement package included jobs to 1646 displaced persons. The displaced employed by the company are demanding a copy of the agreement signed between displaced and company. They are also demanding appointment letter to displaced workers who have been employed for years by the company and a permanent gate pass to enter the company. This is not for the first time that displaced families and company management have locked horns over the unfulfilled demands. Last year, around 24 displaced workers went on indefinite hunger strike on a similar issue. Management had to bow to the demands, after health of two workers deteriorated leading to hospitalization. Workers have warned that they will soon intensify the agitation if their demands are not met. Efforts to contact Tata Power, DVC and district administration failed despite repeated attempts.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

3818

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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:

Non-rehabilitation of displaced people

Legal Status:

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Name of the adjudicatory body

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Jharkhand Government, Damodar Valley Corporation

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Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Tata Power

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