Jaipur Development Authority's Prithvi Raj Nagar Housing Project Awaits Decision on Occupation of Land

Reported by

Manish Tiwari

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Published on

September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

Updated on

September 30, 2016

Location of Conflict

Prithviraj Nagar

Jaipur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

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People Affected by Conflict

500000

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

1433

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Starting Year

1992

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Infrastructure

In 1995, Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) acquired land at Prithviraj Nagar to establish a residential colony. The acquisition was challenged at various stages, but the Supreme Court on October 3, 1997 ordered in favour of the JDA. However, the development authority did not develop the land. Some developers started making illegal colonies there. JDA made no effort to stop illegal constructions. The developers, on the other hand, tried to get the colonies regularised by submitting penalty. This was taken up in the Cabinet, but the decision could not be implemented because of violations in the area's masterplan. On September 23, 2002, the state government ordered deacquisition of the land for the Prithviraj Nagar Housing Scheme. The conflict, now, is between the people living in the area and the government. The government has appointed many committees to solve the problem. In 2012, the Cabinet approved regularisation of encroachments and illegal constructions in Prithviraj Nagar Scheme on payment of a penalty. But many hurdles have come in the way of regularisation. People who lost their land for the scheme and were legally allotted plots have been fighting legal battles. In June 2013, the Rajasthan High Court allowed the state government to remove encroachments from areas of planned development. However, again in November 2016, the court appointed a special bench to hear the case afresh. It has been reported that the JDA has earlier decided to issue lease deeds to all land or plot owners under the scheme by November 2020 as part of its regularisation drive.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for legal recognition of land rights

Demand for promised land

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

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Has the Conflict Ended?

No

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws, Central/State Government Policy, Constitutional Law, Land Reform Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Jaipur Development Authority Act, 1982
Sections 38: JDA is empowered to propose schemes and projects for the integrated development of Jaipur region or any part thereof; Section 41: A scheme proposed by the JDA will lapse if it is not implemented within 5 years of the date of its notification; Section 72(5) and (9): JDA has the power to seize, attach, and confiscate any property found on land that has been encroached upon.
Rajasthan Improvement Trust (Disposal of Urban Land) Rules, 1974
Rule 12: Fixing of minimum premium (reserve price or fixed price) of urban land; Rule 14: Residential plots that are not reserved for allotment will be disposed of through a public auction; Rule 17: Land may be allotted at concessional rates in terms of the categories created under this Rule; Rule 31: The state government may relax the application of these rules with respect to price, interest, penalty, conditions of allotment, or size of allotted land in exceptional cases, in case the government believes it is necessary to do so in public interest.
Constitution of India, 1950
Article 166: All executive action of a state must be taken in the name of the governor of that state.
Land Acquisition Act, 1894
Section 4: Publication of preliminary notification; Section 11: Enquiry and award by collected; Section 15 read with Sections 23 and 24: Matters to be considered and neglected while determining the amount of compensation; Section 17(3A)(a): Collector must tender 80% of compensation for land as estimated by him before taking possession of any land; Section 31: Collector must pay interested persons in terms of the Section 11 award; Section 34: When the amount of compensation is not paid or deposited on or before taking possession of the land, the Collector will pay the amount with interest @ 9% per annum from the date of taking possession until it is so deposited; Section 48: Government must compensate land owners for any damage caused by the notification of land acquisition in case the acquisition is not completed.
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Legal Status:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Pending

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Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

Rajasthan High Court at Jaipur

Case Number

CWP No. 26740 of 2006; SAW 733 of 2016

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