Sikkim University Campus Construction Stalled due to Incomplete Compensation

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Anuradha ThapaLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

January 6, 2020

Location of Conflict

South Yangyang

,

South Sikkim

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Education

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)

People Affected by Conflict

200

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

11

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State

Sikkim

Sector

Infrastructure

Sikkim Central University administration which is running without a campus, had paid Rs 15 crore to the state government in 2008 to acquire 265.95 acre land at Yangyang in South Sikkim for the university's campus. However, the construction of the campus is yet to be completed because some land owners are saying that they are yet to receive the final installment of the compensation. They were promised compensation in three installments. They have received two and haven't got the third one. The affected people have staged a Dharna and have also written to local authorities. Some of the land owners who were given temporary settlement in the upper Yangyang are living in miserable conditions. Most of them have been peasants all their life and they have not been given enough land to cultivate. Some affected people are demanding jobs in the university but the campus administration says that the local people are not qualified enough for the jobs.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Both

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Grazing Land)

Total investment involved (in Crores):

2.5

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

11

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Starting Year

2008

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Sikkim University and State Governent

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When did it end?

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