CAMPA fencing on CFR Claimed land in Baloda Bazaar

Reported by

Asha VermaLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Arjuni, Ganjadih

,

Baloda Bazar

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

1018

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

109

ha

State

Chhattisgarh

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

In Arjuni and Ganjadih villages CFR was claimed in the year 2015 based on the visual mapping of the CFR area, the claims under CFR are pending at the District Level Committee. But without the permission and information to the Gram Sabha, the area of 109 ha claimed under CFR was fenced by the forest department in the same year using CAMPA fund. This fencing was done immediately after the CFR titles were claimed by the villagers. Villagers allege that it was done with an intention to show their CFR land as an area under reserved forest by fencing and extending the boundaries of the forest so that the CFR can be rejected. When villagers raised their concerns at the range office. The forest department agreed to keep a gate for accessibility in the fenced area. People are not satisfied with the solution. Becuase it is a huge area and gate would be accessible for only fewer people. Village residents say that they will get the fencing removed as soon as they get their CFR titles. Not only this, in a nearby village  Arjuni, the crematory ground i.e. the Samshan land which was given under section3(2) of the FRA has been fenced by the Forest department and now with no accessibility, the village residents must go to the riverside for performing the crematory rituals. They have raised this issue (loss of cultural crematory land) to the district collector too and every time there is a Gram Suraaj program i.e. a state level grievance redressal session they raise these issues.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

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Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

109

ha

Starting Year

2015

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Chhatisgarh

Other Parties Involved in the Conflict:

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