Farmers Opoose 800-acre Township in Karnataka's Tubinakere, Allege No Prior Notice on Land Acquisition

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Deepak C N

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October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

Updated on

October 20, 2016

Location of Conflict

Tubinakere

Mandya

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Township/Real Estate

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People Affected by Conflict

1920

Households Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

324

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Starting Year

2014

State

Karnataka

Sector

Infrastructure

In 2014, the state government planned an 800acre township at Tubinakere, located between Mandya and Srirangapatna, to decongest towns and cities along the BengaluruMysuru corridor. The land, owned by small and marginal farmers, was considered to be suitable for the purpose according to late Housing Minister H.M. Ambareesh.  But the project has been at a standstill after facing opposition from land owners. Their main grouse is that the government had not informed them about the land acquisition process, and they have been protesting against the project intermittently since 2015. Alleging that Ambareesh, who was also the Mandya district incharge, was toying with their livelihood, the residents of Tubinakere staged protests outside the deputy commissioners office and raised slogans against the minister. On June 3, 2019, LCW made attempts to contact the Karnataka Housing Board Mandya district for information on whether the township was being developed but was unable to get a comment. LCW later contacted members of the Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangh in June 2019 for information on whether a township was being built in the area. Sources in Tubinakere village said that the location for the township was mostly an industrial space and that if there was a plan to build a township, the villagers were not aware of it just yet.  LCW also contacted the revenue head munshi of Mandya district regarding updates on the situation in July 2021 but was told that the current district officials would be unable to provide any information on the issue.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Complaint against procedural violations

Refusal to give up land for the project

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Urban

Type of Land

Private

Type of Common Land

Total investment involved (in Crores):

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, Other

Legislations/Policies Involved

Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Act, 1966
Section 28 [To acquire land for the purposes of the Act, the state government shall give notice of its intention to do so and give notice to the owner/occupier of the land and afford him the opportunity to show cause as to why the land should not be acquired]
Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 21 [Notice to be given by collector publicly to persons interested]
Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (Social Impact Assessment and Consent) Rules, 2014
Rule 16 [District Collector shall obtain prior consent of the affected land owners in Part-A of Form-IV along with the Social Impact Assessment study]
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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:

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Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

Name of the adjudicatory body

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Karnataka Housing Board

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Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Office of Revenue Head Munshi in Mandya district told LCW: "We are unable to provide any information about this right now. The district officials have changed since 2014-2015."

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

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Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha

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