Nitin Thermal Plant in MP's Rewa To Affect over 2,000 Kol Families

Reported by

Rahul Shrivastava

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Published on

October 5, 2016

October 5, 2016

Updated on

October 5, 2016

Location of Conflict

Teothar

Dabhaura, Jawa

Rewa

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant

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People Affected by Conflict

2075

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

658

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Starting Year

2011

State

Madhya Pradesh

Sector

Power

Nitin Thermal Power plant has proposed to set up a 1X660 mega-watt super critical coal-based thermal power plant in Rewa district. The company has already purchased about 2,025 hectares of private land in Jawa village and has requested additional land to construct the plant. The residents of the village, largely the Kol tribe, have raised objections, saying that the construction will cause environmental hazards and affect their livelihood. According to Jagdish Yadav, a resident of Rewa (based on the images attached), the project will impact 2,075 households and their livelihood. In its 72nd meeting of the expert appraisal committee (that advises government on developmental projects), the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, in 2013, extended the validity of the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the thermal project for a year (ToR includes the scope and limitations of executing the project on the site before giving a final environmental clearance). The project is yet to get statutory clearance. On July 18, 2020, Rajkumar Sinha of the National Alliance of Peoples Movement told LCW that the work has not commenced yet, adding there is a small group protesting against the construction of the plant.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Refusal to give up land for the project

Opposition against environmental degradation

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

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Year of Estimation

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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

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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:

No items found.

Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Case Number

Main Reasoning/Decision of court

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors:

Reported Details of the Violation:

Minor forest product- Tendupatta- Rs.26 lakhs , medicine & other: total -Rs. 131 lakhs

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

State Revenue Department

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Nitin Thermal Power Pvt Ltd

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Hamara Adikar Abhiyaan, Pancheel Sewa Sansthan

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