1008 Hector land allotment to Reliance set to make Thousand Kolam Tribal landless in Yavatmal - Project Effected Tribal to protest on 27th November in “Walwat Rally”
The decision of Mahrashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan to grant more 1008 hector land to Anil Ambani’s M/s.Reliance Cementation Pvt.Ltd around villages Chanakha, Nimdeli, Gubri and Koregaon the same area in yavatmal district tribal belt is making thousands Kolam tribal farmers of walwat,radha,khairi,dharma gota,sukandi,laragaon,andharwadi and kobai pods(hutments) landless as they will be asked once land is handed over to reliance for mining purpose. These kolam tribals are landless framers doing cultivation on this land since 1950 onward and recentely last year Govt. of India by way of legislation granted them right of land and they have been already listed by local administration for this purpose of giving the patta to these kolam tribal,vidarbha .Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti(VJAS) Kishor Tiwari informed today ..
As earlier reported that Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has favored M/s.Reliance Cementation Pvt.Ltd in exchange multi-thousand crore and granted more than 1008 hector land for mining purpose on 30th august 2009
“As this order is being alleged as the gross misuse of power and floating the rules farmed by central and state Govt. for mining and setting up the thermal power plant as whole 1000 hector area 10 k.m. patch in the close vicinity of Tippeshwar reserved forest and Wainganga River but now grabbing land already under cultivation of tribal is matter of unjust and totally against UPA policies to protect the right of the tribals ” Kishore Tiwari Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti(VJAS) informed today.
Hence the order of Chief Minister of Maharashtra U/s. 11(2) of the MMDR Act, 1957 to grant Mining Lease for Lime Stone to M/s.Reliance Cementation Pvt.Ltd., Navi Murrbai over an area of 1008.33 H/R situated at Mauze Chanakha, Nimdeli, Gubri and Karegaon, Taluka Kelapur, District Yeotmal is without prior approval of Govt. of India which is must under Rule 6 Sector 2(b) of MMDR Act and it’s environment impact assessment (E.I.A.) report is also awaited and now issue of thousand tribal being landless and replaced has come up hence rehabilitation of tribals with land and job in project are the main issue that needs to addressed by administration ,tiwari said
“we have called the protest rally at in village walwat on 29th November to update the farmers and tribal who are likely to become landless and others regarding environmental impact and damage to the forest as public hearing were not conducted before such serious decision are taken .we welcome the industries but not at the cost of agriculture and with such massive deep rooted corruption and mega land scam in the name of development” Tiwari said.