NTPC Violates FRA in Jharkhand by Starting Coal Mining in Pakri Barwadih

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Nupur SonarLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

April 29, 2020

Location of Conflict

Pakri Barwadih

,

Hazaribagh

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Coal Mining

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People Affected by Conflict

38116

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

3319

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State

Jharkhand

Sector

Mining

Protests against the loss of fertile, multi-crop land have raged on in Barkagaon block of Hazaribagh district since 2004, when the Pakri Barwadih coal block was allocated to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). The project has affected 23 villages in the block dependent on the land for agriculture, grazing and forest produce.  According to activists, NTPC carried out a secret survey across 28 villages to acquire land for coal mining between 2004 and 2007. Two public hearings held in 2007 were met with opposition. There was an attempt to conduct and record a fake public hearing at midnight, a day before the actual hearing, with people brought in from outside,

Region Classification

Type of Land

Both

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest and Non-Forest, Non-Forest (Grazing Land), Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

27000

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

3319

ha

Starting Year

2004

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Goverment of Jharkhand

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Karanpura Bachao Sangharsh Samiti, Janmabhoomi Raksha Sangharsh Samiti, Buddhijeevi Manch, Ekta Parishad

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, Thriveni Sainik Mining Private Limited

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