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

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Pushpendra SinghLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict

Burogaon

,

Lalitpur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

4000

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

648

ha

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.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Private

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

17000

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

648

ha

Starting Year

2011

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Farmers Welfare Association

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Lalit Power Generation Corporation (owned by Bajaj Group)

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When did it end?

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