Acquisition of wetlands in Lakhimpur-Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) for housing project


Awas Vikas Parishad, recently issued a notification under Section 28 of U.P Avas Evam Vikas Parishad Adhiniyam- 1965 dated 10-08-2012. The farmers have already started a campaign against the acquisition of this land. The State Government administration has acquired this land due it is a wetland and not suitable for cultivation. Farmers are claiming it as a fertile land and opposing its acquisition.

The whole city of Lakhimpur was at one time surrounded by ponds and wetlands. Slowly all these ponds are being filled including wetlands due to urbanisation. We should have learnt from the indiscriminate urban growth by disturbing the ecology of the area. There is an ample scope for growth of city even after conservating our ecology.

due to the fact that it is located remotely on nepal border far away from Lucknow, there is none to take care of these issues there.

Following are few photgraphs of these wetlands taken on 22/10/2012

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