Mohanpura Major Irrigation Project

Reported by

Arpit Deshmukh

Published on

December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016

Updated on

December 28, 2016

Location of Conflict

Banskhedi

Rajgarh

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Multipurpose Dam

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People Affected by Conflict

10240

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

7051

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Starting Year

2012

State

Madhya Pradesh

Sector

Infrastructure

The Water Resources Department of Madhya Pradesh has proposed to develop the Mohanpura dam across Newaj river near Banskhedi village in Rajgarh district. The catchment area intercepted at the dam site is 3,726 sq. km. The proposed dam will provide water for irrigation as well as for domestic and industrial uses. Farmers from 32 villages have protested against the insufficient compensation offered for their land, which was acquired for the project. They allege that only nine villages have received the compensation after three years of the land acquisition and that the compensation is much lower than what they had expected. Moreover, many farmers who had received the compensation were unable to access their bank accounts as the administration had prohibited the withdrawal of money from the accounts by freezing them. The prime minister inaugurated the project in June 2018. The local people wanted to protest by wearing black clothes to the inauguration but were stopped by the police. On July 20, 2018, the Madhya Pradesh government issued an order to Jain Irrigation to execute the Mohanpura dam project. The chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath, recently laid the foundation for the project.

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):

3500

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

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

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 23 [Enquiry and land acquisition award by collector based on the compensation determined under Section 27]; Section 26 [Criteria for assessment and determination of market value of land by collector]; Section 27 [Amount of compensation is determined under this section]; Section 77 [Compensation is to be paid under this section]; Section 80 [Under this section, when compensation is not paid or if there is delay, interest becomes payable]
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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:

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

M.P. Government, water resource department, Ministry of Environment and forest

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