Tehri Dam displaced people's land rights

Reported by

Tarun JoshiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict




Reason or Cause of Conflict

Multipurpose Dam



People Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)






The government initiated a multipurpose dam in the Tehri Garhwal district in 1962 and 526 villages were displaced to construct it. Of these 526 villages, 127 were granted land in a reserve forest in the Pathri area of the Haridwar district. A few families got around 4 acres and in 2004, they received an occupancy certificate. But due to the status of the land as forest land, they have neither land rights nor any development facility available to them. They have not filed any claims under the FRA and are trying to settle with the state government and TSDC, but to no avail.

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Private and Common

Type of Common Land


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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Irrigation Department of Uttarakhand Government, State Government

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Tehri Visthapit Movement

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