Deal #594

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Nayachar

Target country
India
Comment on location
West Bengal, East Midnapore, Nandigram Coordinates: 21.927759, 87.790375

Land area

Intended size (in ha)
5400.0
Comment on land area

Intention of investment

Intention of investment
Industry
Comment on intention of investment
chemical hub

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Oral Agreement)
Comment on negotiation status
project was originally planned in Nandigram; related negotiations failed due to protests from local people

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2009] Project not started

Operating company

Comment on investment chain
Domestic partners: West Bengal's government

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Personal information
Date
2011-01-01
Comment on data source
Social Development Foundation, Delhi; Rawat, Bhushan, Surepally, "The impact of specail economic zones in India"

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-05-02

Data source #3

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-10-17

Data source #4

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-02-16

Data source #5

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-08-21

Data source #6

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2009-02-08

Data source #7

Data source type
Media report
File
Comment on data source
accessed: 2014-07-04

Data source #8

Data source type
Personal information
Includes in-country-verified information
Yes

Data source #9

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2012-01-01

Data source #10

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2007-09-04

Data source #11

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2011-08-20

Data source #12

Data source type
Media report
Publication title
Nandigram's chemical hub shifted to Nayachar
Date
2007-09-04

Data source #13

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
Publication title
Last update: 2014-06-24 Nayachar Chemical Hub, India
Date
2014-06-24

Consultation of local community

Comment on consultation of local community
Congress and LF leaders didn't have any problems with the site as such because it doesn't call for eviction of families as would have in the case with Haldia or Khejuri

Presence of land conflicts

Presence of land conflicts
Yes
Comment on presence of land conflicts
Industrial and utilities conflicts on chemical industries suck as on crude oil and other chemical products

Displacement of people

Number of people actually displaced
10000
Comment on displacement of people
1500 fisherman live on the island and will be affected by the project - unlcear if they need to be resettled 10,000 affected population but not stated if displaced

Negative impacts for local communities

Negative impacts for local communities
Environmental degradation
Socio-economic
Eviction
Displacement
Violence
Comment on negative impacts for local communities
Potential Socio-economic impacts are  Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Increase in violence and crime, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Militarization and increased police presence, Specific impacts on women, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/s On environment: Air pollution, Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Floods (river, coastal, mudflow), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Oil spills, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State

Former land use

Former land use
Forestry
Other
Comment on former land use
biosphere reserve

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Overall comment

Overall comment
project was originally planned in Nandigram; due to protests in Nadigram, it was displaced to Nayachar island, where land was already in government's hand environmental concerns about the project

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