People Allege Bajaj Power Plant Did Not Fullfill Promises After Taking the Land

Reported by

Pushpendra Singh

Published on

April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017

Updated on

April 13, 2017

Location of Conflict

Burogaon

Lalitpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant

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People Affected by Conflict

4000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

648

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Starting Year

2011

State

Uttar Pradesh

Sector

Power

In one of the Uttar Pradesh's most backward district Lalitpur, Shishir Bajajled Bajaj Group came with its project of setting up a 1980 MW thermal power plant (Three units of 660 MW each) in 2010. According to the local farmer groups, land acquisition for this project was done in an arbitrary manner. Many families are still waiting for their compensation. According to the news reports, more than 1000 acres of land was acquired by showing it barren in the papers but in reality, the acquired land falls on the part of the land irrigated by Sajnam and Utari tributaries. The project also came under the radar of National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2015, when a petition was filed against the plant for unlawfully using the water from the Dam on which thousands of farmers depend for irrigation. NGT ordered an inquiry into the matter. The case is pending. Farmers and labor groups are also protesting against the plant because it has yet not delivered the promises it made of jobs and electricity to the village residents.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

17000

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Year of Estimation

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

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:

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Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

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Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Lalit Power Generation Corporation (owned by Bajaj Group)

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Farmers Welfare Association

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