|Project Status||Proposed (exploration phase)|
|Conflict outcome / response:||Compensation|
Strengthening of participation
Violent targeting of activists
|Development of alternatives:||Joint Action Committee (JAC) against the Acquisition of Land for Airport Expansion has organized state-level seminar to gain support from people of various corners against the airport expansion plan .|
Committee on Airport Expansion, and demanded that the government's plan to acquire land for the airport's expansion be first made public before any further action on the project .
The committee arranged an 'open dialogue' on the issue on October 17, 2008. In that meeting many prominent personalities of Manipur said that instead of going in for expansion, the existing facilities could be improved and more facilities added .
|Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:||No|
|Briefly explain:||The northeastern state Manipur is mainly hilly region and cultivable land comprise only about 10 percent of the state's area. The capital Manipur is already overcrowded and rapidly expanding. So, transforming farmland into real estate in the name of development is opposed by many. The farmers, depends on the yields of their fertile soil by their products. With this their livelihoods are secure. They do not want to give up their land for the sake of an airport .|
According to JAC although the number of displaced in not much (about 250-odd families, or 10,000 people), in the expansion plan, in real terms, the human cost would be monumental, ranging from loss of ancestral property and secure livelihoods to ecological imbalance and impoverishment .
About 80 percent of state’s population depends on Agriculture and allied activities like animal husbandry, horticulture, forestry and fishery. The livelihood of these people is at stake with the latest development plan of the state government. Apart from the macro issue of marginalization of agriculture at a time when a global food crisis looms large, the most important concern at the micro level in Manipur is scarcity of cultivable land. 
There are also many previous expansions in 1950, 1960, 1970 and 1991. During that plans the government had acquired cultivable lands, ponds and fishing farms displacing many people without proper rehabilitations .