Residents agitate against Shale Gas Exploration in Andhra Pradesh

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Rahul MagantiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict




Reason or Cause of Conflict

Petroleum and Gas



People Affected by Conflict


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)




Andhra Pradesh



In the year 2015, the ONGC has taken 7.5 acres of land (in the form of lease) from the farmers in Kaputuru habitation in Komallapudi Panchayat in Kruthivennu mandal to start shale gas exploratory drill in the region. This is one amongest the five which ONGC is taking up in the Krishna Godavari Delta. Shale Gas is explored through fracking, which involves sending lakh of litres of water which will break the rocks below the ground and release the gas trapped in them. This involves hundred of dangerous chemicals which will have adverse impact on the ecology and irrigation of the region, fear the locals.The movement is still on while the resistance has come down and there are a few court cases pending. Many political parties and mass organisations are opposing the exploration of shale gas saying that this has already been abandoned in many developed nations.

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Private and Common

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Andhra Pradesh, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation of India

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Communist Party of India(Marxist), Communist Party of India, Human Rights Forum

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