In Kaima village of Latehar district, 186.42 hectares of land is claimed by the locals as part of their Community Forest Rights. The claims remain pending. 79.72 hectares is claimed under Individual Forest Rights by nearly 80 claimants, of which only 8 have received it. There are 100 hectares of forest land in Kaima. The Forest Department sought the Gram Sabhas permission before setting up a plantation under the CAMPA fund, but it was only for 50 hectares of land which was any way outside of the purview of the Gram Sabha. But, when the department started with plantation it also took over the land claimed under IFR by five families of the village. The Forest Department also set fire to the indigenous vegetation of the area to make room for a plantation. As a result of the plantation there, the village has been partitioned into two. Women of the village were also adversely impacted as their routes in the forest have been blocked, as well as important grazing land and medicinal herbs set fire to.
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Forest Department of Jharkhand
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Legislations Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Rights Act of 2006
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Non-implementation / violation of the FRA
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