Tribals Protest Maharashtra Government's Move to Allot Land to Manufacturing Firm

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Jinda SandbhorLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

Location of Conflict

Dapchari and Vankas



This is A Schedule Five District

Region Classification

Reason or Cause of Conflict




Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Non-Forest (Other than Grazing Land)





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People Affected
by Conflict


Investment Affected (in Crores)


Land Area Affected (in Hectares)


During 1960 the lands of Vankas and Dhapchari villages were acquired for establishment of Dairy farm by Government of Maharashtra. Almost all acquired land belonged to tribal families. The subsequent dairy project started by Government of Maharashtra remained in the limited area of acquired land. The land which remained unutilised (mainly from Vankas village) was repossessed by villagers for cultivation. There were a number of protests by the villagers from Vankas and Dhapchari before district collector office of Palghar to regularize their rights on the land which is owned by Maharashtra Dairy department under the name of Dhapchari Dairy Project. Recently the state government had shown this land to the representatives of Foxconn Company for establishing their proposed plant. This move was also protested by the villagers. Maharashtra state government is intended to transfer this land to Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Maharashtra State Government

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Adivasi Ekta Parshad

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Foxconn Technology Group

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