June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017
June 13, 2017
The government initiated a multipurpose dam in Tehri Garhwal district in 1962, and 40 villages were displaced to construct it. In 1979, the displaced were rehabilitated to Pathri Part 1, 2, 3 and 4 in Haridwar. The outsees rehabilitated have not been provided with land rights on the rehabilitated land nor do they have basic amenities, such as healthcare and transport. They have been demanding land rights for at least 35 years to every state government in power, but no one paid heed. Due to lack of legal rights over the land, the outsees have been unable to avail any government facility, such as ration card and subsidies, or apply for bank loans. They have no property documents, although in 2004, some families received an occupancy certificate. In 2015, four decades after their struggle, the Uttarakhand government finally recognised three villages as revenue villages. With this recognition, these villages are now entitled to land rights and basic amenities, such as electricity, water, health services, educational institutions and banks. The three villages belong to Pathri Part 2, 3 and 4 and have been renamed Tehri Bhagirathi Nagar, Ghonti Village and Chhaam by the district magistrate. But the villages in Part 1 are yet to get a revenue village status. In 2017, a delegation of the affected people met with officials of the Tehri Hydro Power Corporation to tell them about their problems after resettlement, following which efforts were made to form village panchayats in the area to undertake developmental work. Nine villages that were displaced were declared revenue villages in August 2020, making them eligible for government schemes. As of October 2020, six panchayats were formed.
Demand for legal recognition of land rights
Forest and Non-Forest
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Non-rehabilitation of displaced people
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