CAMPA Plantation on FRA Claimed Land Without Gram Sabha Approval in Chundi village, Garhwa district

Reported by

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 6, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Type of Land


Type of Common Land





Conservation and Forestry

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Land Area Affected (in Hectares)


There is nearly 200 hectares of Forest Land in Chundi village of Ramana tehsil, Garhwa district, Jharkhand. Approx. 20 hectares of it has been claimed under Individual Forest Rights as per the FRA by 22 families, of which only 7 have received an IFR title. Four families were displaced when the Forest Department decided to go ahead with the plantation on claimed land without the Gram Sabhas approval. No discussions or consultations with the residents took place. This has blocked access to grazing lands and adversely affected the livelihood of villagers. The womenfolk are also protesting the move as they have been stopped from getting Jalavan (firewood). The Deputy Commissioner of Garhwa district, as well as the Police Station, were approached with a written complaint by the residents.

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Forest Department of Jharkhand

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