Residents of Odisha's Dainiguda Village Await Forest Rights titles, Fear CAMPA Plantations

Reported by

Sanghamitra Dubey

Published on

October 19, 2017

October 19, 2017

Updated on

October 19, 2017

Location of Conflict

Dainiguda

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

120

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

291

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Starting Year

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Residents in Dainiguda village in Kalahandi district, Odisha, are waiting for forest rights titles over their land. Only one household in the village has managed to receive individual forest rights titles out of the 25 households in the village, which had applied for titles. The community has also claimed community forest rights titles but the claims are still pending. The forest department has been carrying out plantation drives and has already planted species like teak, acacia, karanja and eucalyptus under CAMPA funds on the lands that have been claimed under FRA. The villagers were also denied access to the land which affected their livelihoods. When contacted in October 2021, villagers said that things were better due to the pandemic but they are still waiting to receive CFR titles.

Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Demand to retain/protect access to common land/resources

Demand for legal recognition of land rights

Complaint against procedural violations

Other Demand/Contention of the Affected Community

Region Classification

Rural

Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

Type of investment:

Year of Estimation

Page Number In Investment Document:

Has the Conflict Ended?

No

When did it end?

Why did the conflict end?

Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest and Scheduled Area Governance Laws

Legislations/Policies Involved

Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006
Section 3 [This section enumerates the rights of forest dwelling communities which are recognised including the right to live on and hold forest land]; Section 4 (1) and (2) [Recognition of, and vesting of, forest rights including the use of forest land, in forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers]
Compensatory Afforestation Fund Act, 2016
Section 6 [Provides the manner in which the state CAMPA fund shall be disbursed]
Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996
Section 4d [Every Gram Sabha shall be competent to safeguard and preserve the traditions and customs of the people, their cultural identity, community resources]
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Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute

Yes

What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?

Claims for the recognition of both individual and community forest rights have been made under the Forest Rights Act, 2006. Only one household in the village has managed to receive individual forest rights titles out of the 25 households in the village, which had applied for titles. The community forest rights claims are also pending.

Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:

Non-implementation/violation of FRA

Lack of legal protection over land rights

Violation of free prior informed consent

Legal Status:

Out of Court

Status of Case In Court

Whether any adjudicatory body was approached

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Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:

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Location of Violation

Nature of Protest

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Odisha State Forest Department

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