STOP 日本の化石燃料融資にNO!



14 September 2015

Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe
Governor, CEO
Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Dear Mr. Hiroshi Watanabe

We, people’s movements and other organizations from India, who work with  communities impacted by developmental projects are concerned with the  support JBIC  is considering  by financing the expansion of Darlipali  Coal-Fired power plant located in Orissa and Tanda Coal-Fired Power Plant in  Uttar Pradesh, India. We strongly urge you not to extend support for this  project.

Our concern stems from grave issues raised by local communities over the  1,600 MW (2×800) expansion of  Darlipali Coal-Fired power plant. The process  of land acquisition in this case has also been marred with opposition. Of  the 1,217 acres private land needed for the main plant, the State Government  has issued possession certificate for 1,213 acres.  A section of people  whose land was being acquired protested seeking cancellation of the  Darlipali Power Plant. A writ was also filed by the affected people in the  Odisha High Court which went on to dismiss the writ petition but only on the  ground of delay in filing and that the dispute related to only few acres of  land and not a large chunk. This observation by the court is in itself  disturbing.

Also, In Darlipali, affected people filed a complaint to the High Court of  Odisha, since blasting works have been carried out illegally. The blasting  works have been carried out within the prohibited residential area by a  company who does not have an adequate license. These projects do not comply  with the Guidelines, which require the compliance with environmental laws  and standards of the host nation and local governments concerned.

In case of Tanda Coal-Fired Power Plant, the Uttar Pradesh State government  has acquired nine villages in and around Tanda tehsil to pave way for  extension of 440MW thermal power plant. The plant is proposed to be expanded  up to 1360MW. The district administration of Ambedkaranagar where the Tunda  Power plant is located had taken into account two villages namely Salalpur  Rajaur and Hasimpur in Tanda to acquire land of around 750 farmers. These  people have protested the acquiring the land and nothing has been done to  address their issues. Farmers were also arrested for protesting the  acquisition process.

In the race to catch up with their projected power generation capacities for  future the government agencies have ignored issues of land rights and human  rights completely.

For reasons stated above, it is incumbent upon JBIC to look into these  serious concerns which affect the land and livelihood rights of communities  and also violate the several provisions of JBIC Guidelines before even  considering financing these projects.  We urge JBIC to review these projects  carefully.


  1. Prasad Chacko, Ahmedabad
  2. Himdhara, Himachal Pradesh
  3. Ashok Choudhary, All India Union of Forest Working People
  4. Soumya Dutta, Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha, New Delhi
  5. Beyond Copenhagen Collective, New Delhi
  6. Rajendra Ravi, Institute for Democracy and Sustainability, New Delhi
  7. South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy, New Delhi
  8. Indigenous Perspectives,  Manipur
  9. North East People’s Alliance, Manipur
  10. Xavier Dias, Khan Kaneej Aur ADHIKAR (Mines minerals & RIGHTS), Jharkhand
  11. Ravi Rebbapragada, Mines, Minerals and People, Andhra Pradesh
  12. Sanjeev Kumar, Delhi Forum, New Delhi
  13. Dr. Arati Chokshi, Bangalore
  14. Programme for Social Action, New Delhi
  15. Critical Action – Centre in Movement, New Delhi
  16. Narmada Bachao Andolan, Madhya Pradesh
  17. Delhi Solidarity Group, New Delhi
  18. Intercultural Resources, New Delhi
  19. BIC Trust, New Delhi
  20. Amulya Nayak, Odisha Chas Parivesh Surekhsa Parishad, Odisha
  21. Machimar Adhikaar Sangharsh Sangathan, Gujarat
  22. Srijan Lokhit Samiti, Madhya Pradesh
  23. Vimalbhai, Matu Jan Sangathan
  24. Dynamic Action, Kerala
  25. Ghar Bano Ghar Bachao Andolan, Mumbai
  26. Peace and Justice Concerns, Kerala
  27. Madhuresh Kumar, National Alliance of People’s Movements
  28. Mujahid Nafees, Gujarat