TRN Energy Thermal Power Plant

Reported by

Riddhi Pandey

Published on

January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017

Updated on

January 13, 2017

Location of Conflict

BhengariTehsil Gharghoda

Raigarh

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Thermal Power Plant

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People Affected by Conflict

864

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

222

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Starting Year

2011

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Power

In March 2011, a 2X300 MW coal based Thermal Power Plant being set up by TRN Energy Private Limited in the Gharghoda Tehsil of the Raigarh district received Environment Clearance. A few months later, farmers started to protest against the problematic land acquisition that took place for the project. They claimed that they were not given adequate compensation for their primarily agricultural land and were cheated through the involvement of the middlemen. Farmers made various protest demonstrations to the Sub Divisional Magistrate, Collector and other administrative officials in the region. Women played a major role in taking the movement forward. People who were protesting also faced repression from the police and the company. Since then, the affected farmers have been continuously making representations to various state bodies against the fraudulent processes carried out by the company while setting up the project. Some of their allegations also include the deliberate obscuring of facts related to the wildlife which can get potentially affected by the project. They allege that the Environment Impact Assessment was misleading because it did not take into account the region being a part of the Elephant corridor or other migratory patterns among the wildlife. Despite the continuous protests by farmers, both the units of the project were commissioned in 2016.

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):

2820

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

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:

No items found.

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)

Case Number

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

Reported Details of the Violation:

Various protesting farmers were arrested in 2011 and then again in 2014

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

No items found.

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MOEFCC)

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:

TRN Energy Private Limited

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Chhattisgarh Bachao Andolan

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