Thermal Power Plant Ash Pond in Koderma

Reported by

Alok

Published on

March 17, 2017

March 17, 2017

Updated on

March 17, 2017

Location of Conflict

Kariawa

Koderma

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant

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People Affected by Conflict

1200

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

223

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Starting Year

2008

State

Jharkhand

Sector

Power

Situation in Kariawa Village in Koderma district is tense for the past six months. Residents are protesting against the construction of a 550 acre ash pond for the 1,000 MW thermal power plant of Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC). They have refused to give land for the power plant and vowed to pay with life if any force is used to displace them. DVCs power plant is running at half its capacity with power generation of 450 to 500 MW because of lack of ask pond. Around 180 families of Kariawa Village claim that they dont want to give their land for the "polluting" thermal power plant instead they will part with the land only for an agriculture-related project. Koderma district administration has implemented Section 144 and initiated the construction work under the supervision of a heavy police force. Villagers on the other hand are getting ready to stop the construction work. The power plant was inaugurated in 2008 and its first phase was completed in 2014. Koderma SDO, Pradeep Kumar Bardiyar said that the trench mark were being laid to earmark the area of the ash pond. And in the meantime, district administration is trying to convince the villagers that the thermal power plant will not spread pollution and it will follow the rules laid by the central and state pollution control boards.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

No items found.

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Forest and Non-Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

30

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

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Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Non-rehabilitation of displaced people

Legal Status:

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

What was the Decision of the Concerned Government Department?

Name of the adjudicatory body

Name(s) of the Court(s)

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Whether criminal law was used against protestors

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

No items found.

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

State Government of Jharkhand, Jharkhand State Pollution Control Board

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Damodar Valley Corporation

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