Tribal Land acquired for Expansion of National Highway in Odisha

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

Location of Conflict

DandiapaliLathikata

,

Sundergarh

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Roads

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Type of Land

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

State

Odisha

Sector

Infrastructure

Starting Year

2015

People Affected
by Conflict

1358

Investment Affected (in Crores)

2500

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

10

The total population of Dandiapali village of Sundergarh District is 1406.This village has been acquired for the expansion of the National Highway143 between Birmitrapur and Rourkela.The tribals under Sundergarh Zilla PESA Coordination Committee ( SZPGSCC) had initiated a protest march led by coordinator Santosh Oram. The land is being taken away without Gram Sabha approval. This area is a scheduled area and in all manner, it is violating the provisions of PESA Act,1996. Interestingly, the Gram Sabha members were unaware of the whole procedure.Whereas, NHAI officials said that "the protest is unjustified and the work will be completed within 30 months".This response by NHAI further lingered the matter and created a conflict situation is this area.

Total investment involved (in Crores):

2500

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)

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