Deal #637

Location #1

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Administrative region
Location
Tamil Nadu

Target country
India
Comment on location
Tamil Nadu, Thiruvannamalai Coordinates: 12.228292940767597, 79.07461166381836

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2013] 2754
Size in operation (production, in ha)
[2013] 2754
Comment on land area
projects apply CF - apparently on leased land and off the lease. All in all, in 2008 18000 ha were planted; in 2012, 158421 ha: Agriculture 100000 acres Horticulture 206650 acres Jatropha 60000 acres Herbals 24816 acres Total 391466 acres (=158421 ha) According to the investor's website, it has only "acquired" 2754 ha; large parcels of planted land belong to other companies - or details regarding land tenure are unclear; see http://ahimsaact.com/activities.php

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Biofuels, Food crops, Non-food agricultural commodities, Renewable Energy

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[1996] Intended (Expression of interest)
Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
several contracts

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2005] In operation (production)

Contract farming

Contract farming
Yes
On leased / purchased area
Yes
On leased / purchased area (in ha)
2754
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower)
Yes
Not on leased / purchased area (out-grower, in ha)
155667
Not on leased / purchased farmers (out-grower)
18233
Comment on contract farming
see comment above more than 6,000 farmers in about 26 districts of Tamil Nadu have planted Jatropha in their fields (a majority in 2-3 acres) [...] AHIMSA has been supplying seedlings (Rs.3 per seedling) and buying back the harvested seeds at the rate of Rs.10 per kg

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-01-01
Comment on data source
Ariza-Montobbio, Lele, Kallis, Martinez-Alier, " The political ecology of Jatropha plantations for biodiesel in Tamil Nadu, India"

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2008-02-07

Data source #3

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2012-01-01

Data source #4

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-12-01

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Consent

Promised benefits for local communities

Comment on promised benefits for local communities
D (OUT-GROWER SCHEMES SUBCONTRACTS)

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
Private (smallholders)

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Flowers (unspecified), Herbs (unspecified), Jatropha, Food crops (unspecified)

Use of produce

Has domestic use
Yes
Has export
Yes

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
BIO (Biofuel production)

Overall comment

Overall comment
Part of national governments national biodiesel mission to provide 20% of Indias biodiesl requirements by 2017

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