Village Residents Protest Against Oil Exploration in Imphal

Reported by

Atom Samarendra Singh

Published on

May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017

Updated on

May 22, 2017

Location of Conflict

Khaidem

Imphal West

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Petroleum and Gas

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People Affected by Conflict

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

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Starting Year

2017

State

Manipur

Sector

Industry

On 12th May 2017, Asian Oilfield Services Limited started testing for the presence of oil in Khaidem village in Imphal. But they did not inform the village residents. They were using explosives to blast the ground to check the presence of oil. When people learned about this, they gathered near the survey site and started protesting. They demanded the company of stopping the work, and provide all details of their project, such as Detailed Project Report, the Environmental Impact Assessment, Social Impact Assessment, Environment Management Plan and all agreements made among the Government of India, Government of Manipur and the company. Village residents fear that the oil exploration and drilling would pollute their land and the environment of the region. They say that they will not let any exploration happen without their permission. Asian Oil Fields claims to have signed a contract with the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas to test the presence of oil in the region. It is not clear how much land will be affected because the survey work for the presence of oil could not be completed. There has been no land acquisition so far.

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

Total investment involved (in Crores):

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Year of Estimation

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Has the Conflict Ended?

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Legislations/Policies Involved

Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013
Sections 4-7 [These sections mandate Social Impact Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment studies prior to land acquisition]
Oilfields (Regulation and Development) Act, 1948
Section 4 [This section states that no mining lease shall be granted unless in compliance with the rules under this Act]
Petroleum and Natural Gas Rules, 1959
Rule 4 [This rule states that no person would be permitted to prospect or mine petroleum except after obtaining a petroleum exploration license]; Rule 5 [This rule specifies when the Central and state governments shall be responsible for grant of licence or lease]
New Exploration Licensing Policy, 1997
Block AA-ONN-2009/1 in Manipur was allotted under NELP VIII
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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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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Government of Manipur, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas

PSUs Involved in the Conflict:

Oil India Limited

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Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Jubiliant Oil and Gas Private Limited, Asian Oilfield

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