CAMPA Funded Plantation Displaced Families from FRA Claimed Land

Reported by

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Kaima

,

Latehar

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

2659

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

186

ha

State

Jharkhand

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

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.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

186

ha

Starting Year

2014

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Jharkhand

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