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

Reported by

Bhasker Tripathi

Published on

October 20, 2017

October 20, 2017

Updated on

October 20, 2017

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

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People Affected by Conflict

2102

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

394

ha

Starting Year

2017

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 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

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Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Has the Conflict Ended?

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest Rights Act of 2006

Legislations/Policies Involved

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

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Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Non-implementation/violation of FRA

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Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Jharkhand

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