Tribal Families Displaced by Uranium Mining in Jharkhand Demand Jobs as Promised

Reported by

Alok

Published on

July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

Updated on

July 24, 2017

Location of Conflict

Mohuldih

Seraikela Kharsawan

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Uranium Mining

Uranium mining

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People Affected by Conflict

200

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

117

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Starting Year

2013

State

Jharkhand

Sector

Mining

Tribal families displaced by uranium mining operations in Mahuldih are steadfast in their demand for jobs promised to them as well as the regularisation of temporary jobs. Ganesh Mahali, a political leader and one of the activists leading the protests, told LCW that nearly 200 families have been denied jobs. "The Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), being a government company, should ensure that the displaced people get preference for work as they gave up their land for mining," he said. Police had to be deployed to quell public protests in October 2012. The UCIL management and the district administration claimed that they tried to bring the agitating villagers to the negotiating table but that the latter refused to talk without a written assurance. The stalemate was finally broken after the district administration and the UCIL called for a tripartite meeting to resolve the issue on July 27, 2017. This was not the first time protests had marred mining operations. In 2012, villagers locked horns with the UCIL over wage rate fixing. The Mohuldih mining lease is for 288 acres, but the UCIL decided to expand it further and add 35 acres of land. The demands of the affected people for jobs are yet to be met.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand for employment

Complaint against procedural violations

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Both

Type of Common Land

Forest and Non-Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

8.27

Type of investment:

Investment Made

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

No

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Land Acquisition Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Section 31 [Rehabilitation and resettlement award for affected families]; Section 32 [This section provides that in every resettlement area, the District Collector shall ensure the provision of all infrastructural facilities and basic minimum amenities specified in the Third Schedule]; Section 37 [This section empowers the collector to declare final award]; Section 73 [This section provides for re-determination of compensation amount on the basis of the award of the Authority]; Section 77 [This section deals with payment of compensation]
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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:

In Court

Status of Case In Court

Pending

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)

High Court of Jharkhand

Case Number

W.P.(PIL) No. 1188 of 2014

Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

No items found.

Whether criminal law was used against protestors

Reported Details of the Violation:

Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Complaints/petitions/letters/memorandums to officials

Protests/marches

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Jharkhand, Uranium Corporation of India

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Uranium Corporation of India

Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?

Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached

Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?

Communities/Local Organisations in the Conflict:

BJP

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