400 Families displaced to make way for CAMPA platation without Gram Sabha approval

Reported by

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict

Raajbans

,

Garhwa

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

2102

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

394

ha

State

Jharkhand

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

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 setup 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.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

394

ha

Starting Year

2017

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Jharkhand

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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