CAMPA Plantation on CFR-Recognized Land in Banmalipur Village of Kalahandi

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Private and Common

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Conservation and Forestry

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Banmalipur village is located in Baxitulsipalli Gram Panchayat of Kalahandi district. The Village residents have received Community Forest Rights over 268 acres of land. But, forest department setup plantation on the CFR land without even consulting the Gram Sabha. Not only that the department fenced the entire area, blocking the access of the community into the forest. This is affecting the livelihood of about 150 families, which depend on the forest to collect minor forest produce. This blatant violation of Forest Rights Act has aggrieved the village residents.

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