CAMPA Funded Plantation Banned Community's Access to the Forest in Sulia, Kalahandi

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Sulia

Kalahandi

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

154

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

400

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Odisha

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Conservation and Forestry

In Sulia village of Kalahandi district of Odisha, residents have obtained Individual forest rights (IFR) titles over 400 hectares under Forest Rights Act 2006. This allows them to earn their livelihood through the forest. But, Odisha Forest Department carried a plantation drive--funded by the CAMPA fund--over the land claimed under IFR, blocking the village residents to access the forest, violating FRA. According to the rules, Gram Sabha should be consulted before carrying any activity over the land claimed under FRA. To protest against the move and to take back their only source of livelihood, residents of Sulia are now planning to file a petition against the move along with an application demanding the community rights over their forest.

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Forest

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Forest Department, Government of Odisha

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Documented By

Sanghamitra Dubey

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Sanghamitra Dubey

Updated By

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