In Raajbans village of Garhwa district in Jharkhand, nearly 394 hectares of land is notified as Forest Land. All 394 ha. of it is claimed under the Community Forest Rights by village residents, a claim which still lies pending. Also, there are 61 pending claims for Individual Forest Rights in the village over about 81 hectares of land, for which, likewise, not a single title has been given. Forest Department set-up plantation on the claimed land. The Gram Sabhas permission was not sought before making way for the plantation, and nearly 400 families were displaced as a consequence. A sizeable portion of the natural vegetation, which included grazing land, was burnt to make space for plantation. The village residents face trouble in grazing their cattle and fetching wood from the forest both being important activities for their sustenance. They are now working on the strategy to oppose the plantation.
Demand/Contention of the Affected Community
Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department of Jharkhand
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Legislations Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Rights Act of 2006
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Non-implementation violation of the FRA
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Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Has the Conflict Ended?
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