Amid Relocation from Ranthambore Tiger Reserve Families Demanding Proper Rehabilitation

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Eleonora FanariLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve

,

Sawai Madhopur

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Protected Areas

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

7445

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

7500

ha

State

Rajasthan

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Situated in the Sawai Madhopur district, Ranthambore is a National park in Northern India. It has been notified as a Tiger Reserve in 1973. From 1973 to 1979 a number of 12 villages, equal to 681 families have been displaced by the Forest Department. In 2002 the relocation project started again. Of the five villages (Pathra, Mordungri, Indala, Khatoli, and Pathra) remaining inside Ranthambore National park, relocation of Pathra village is undertaken. A total of 110 families of Pathra are relocated near Kailashpuri village in Khandar. In 2007, just prior to the notification of the Critical Tiger Habitat in December 2008, the relocation of the other 4 villages remained inside was considered a priority. Between 2007 and 2014 the villages have been coerced by the forest department to move out by accepting the cash settlement package. However, 28 families of Mordungri did not accept the cash and they fought to get land and facilities. They got relocated in 2014 in Girirajpura, but all the promised of schools, health facilities, temples, irrigation facilities and land titles is still pending. The villagers are demanding for proper rehabilitation and for ownership titles. Moreover, with the notification of the CTH the limits of the park expanded and now there are a total of 53 villages that need to be relocated, for an amount of 719.40 crores. In 2016, among the 9 other villages planned for relocation, new 5 villages, vis. Talda Khet, Kala Khora, Gadhi, Maharo and Kiradki, comprising of 260 families, have been identified by priority for relocation to secure the RanthambhoreKaila Devi corridor.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

7500

ha

Starting Year

1973

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Jaipur Forest Department

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

Gramin Shiksha Kendra

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