Rajasthan Panchayat Claims Encroachment on Government Land Affecting Development Work

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Ashish GaurLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict

Kotkasim

,

Alwar

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Other Kind of Land Use

Building of roads, government offices

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People Affected by Conflict

96

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

3

ha

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Land Use

Kotkasim panchayat in Rajasthans Alwar district has alleged that nearly 20 families have encroached upon more than 3.03 hectares of government land in Khatikan Mohalla on the bank of the Sabi River. According to the panchayat, the families started settling on the land nearly 30 years ago. Over the years, the sarpanches (heads of village panchayat) kept on changing, and some favoured the families. They even issued land allotment letters to some of the families, providing them legal titles to the land. On March 6, 2019, Sarpanch Mahaveer Acharya decided to remove the illegal settlements. A team of the panchayat reached the area with bulldozers but were met with protests by the people living there. Facing immense pressure from the families to retreat, the panchayat officials returned without demolishing the settlements. Acharya also noted that the panchayat had written a letter to Kotkasim tehsildar Ajeet Yadav on March 6, who assured him of action against the infiltrators.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

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Land Area Affected
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3

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Starting Year

2019

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Alwar district administration, Kotkasim panchayat

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