Sunday, November 29, 2009

1008 Hector land allotment to Reliance :Tribal demands to protect "Tippeshwar Reserved Forest"

1008 Hector land allotment to Reliance :Tribal demands to protect "Tippeshwar Reserved Forest"

Nagpur -29nd November 2009

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's tribal belt is around the "Tippeshwar Reserved Forest" and more than 10,000 hectors area of reserved forest is likely to get severely effected to fue to mining activities of M/s.Reliance Cementation Pvt.Ltd and it's complete voilation of rules farmed by environment and forest ministry to grant permission to give mining lease to alnd in the vicinity of 10 k.m. to scheduled protected notified forest where as in this case complete 1008 hector land which has been granted permission by Maharashtra Govt. to M/s.Reliance Cementation Pvt.Ltd is heardly 100 meters away from the borader of 10 k.m. long patch of proted forest area hence in a unanimous decision on 27th November in rallies held and walwat and chanakha by the tribals ,it is resolved that they will not allow any mining activities of M/s.Reliance Cementation Pvt.Ltd till EIA is done and state provide security to tribals and toppeshwar forest too,Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti(VJAS) Kishor Tiwari informed today .

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,karegaon,andharwadi and kobai pods(hutments) landless as they will be evaucated forcebly 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,tiwari added.

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

“It has been decided that in these the protest rallies that memorandum of tribal who are likely to become landless and others who locus due to environmental damages to the forest tobe given to central Govt. challening the legimate validity of order given by 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 .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.
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