24 IFR Holder Tribal Families Lost their Forest Lands to CAMPA Plantations

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Bilma

Surguja

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

115

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

ha

Starting Year

2016

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

The Community Forest Rights of Bilma Village residents are yet to be recognised and until now, only 24 out of 393 households have been granted their Individual Forest Rights. Violating these rights, the forest department has undertaken commercial plantation under CAMPA funds on the land already claimed by the households and has fenced it. The area encroached upon is agricultural land and the only source of livelihood for the concerned households. Forest department continues to plant commercial species on cultivable land while ignoring the on-going protests. The Gram Sabha members have reached out with the issue to the forest department but no actions are being taken in support of the village communities by the officials. The Gram Sabha Members are now planning to file a petition with the district administration and further high authorities.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Year of Estimation

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest Rights Act of 2006

Legislations/Policies Involved

Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Non-implementation violation of the FRA

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Whether criminal law was used against protestors

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Date of Violation

Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Odisha

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Documented By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Reviewed By

Sanghamitra Dubey

Updated By

Sanghamitra Dubey

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