Residents Complaint Against the City-Waste Dumping on Village Commons

Location of Conflict

Sakri

Raipur

This is A Schedule Five District

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Waste Management

Landfill

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Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Infrastructure

Starting Year

2014

People Affected
by Conflict

1619

Investment Affected (in Crores)

2.93

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

27

Raipur Municipal Corporation has been illegally dumping Raipur city waste in Sakri village of Raipur district. The common land of the village which served as a playground and a space for the cultural activities of different schedule caste population in and around the village has been allocated to the Raipur Municipal corporation by the collectorate without Gram Sabhas consent under JNNURM mission in the year 2012. Since then the citys waste has been dumped in this ground of the Sakri village. In the year 2014 RWMPL was allotted the tender to undertake the waste management of the landfill in Sakri village. In the EIA report submitted by the company, the impacts of the landfill on the groundwater contamination of the village due to leachate from the waste has been mentioned. After EIA, public hearing was also organised in the village in the year 2016 where villagers protested the opening of the landfill in their village ground given the reason of air, water, and land pollution in and around the village which will impact their livelihood activity i.e. agriculture and animal husbandry and will also lead to largescale migration of the villagers to the city slums, but still the environment clearance was granted to the company Residents of the Sakri village have given a written complaint to the RMC regarding the landfill project and has got the only consolation of better waste management practices by the company which will not impact the village in a larger way. The distance of Swami Vivekanand international airport from the village is around 9.42 km which is very close as per the DGCA norms and can result in bird hit of the flights. Objections on the distance of the landfill were raised by the Airport Authority of India. DGCA recently in August 2018 has granted conditional NOC to the landfill. Before Sakri, RMC was dumping citys waste in the Sarona Village of Raipur which came under the scanner of NGT through a petition filed by the citybased environmentalist Mr.Nitin Singhvi. After which the NGT ordered RMC to clear the waste dumped in the village which is near the Kharun river ( a tributary of Mahanadi) and make scientific arrangement for treating the waste following the SWM rules 2006, which lead to the selection of Sakri village for the waste treatment plant.

Total investment involved (in Crores):

2.93

Type of investment:

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Raipur Municipal Corporation, Department of Urban development, Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board, Airport Authority of India

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

National Green Tribunal

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Raipur Waste Management Private Limited

Has the Conflict Ended?

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