CAMPA Plantation Over the Land Claimed Under CFR in Sankarpala Kalahandi

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

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This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Conservation and Forestry

In Sankarpala village under Budhidhar Gram Panchayat located in Junagarh Tehsil of Kalahandi district, Odisha, the Gram Sabhas claim for Community Forest Rights are yet to be recognised. The land claimed under Community Forest Rights that is spread over 660 acres is instead being planted by the authorities utilising CAMPA funds. The forest department has restricted the community members from accessing the land and have prohibited collection of Non-Timber Forest Products. The Gram Sabha has decided to file a petition under Sec (5) of FRA to highlight the violation of Gram Sabhas authority. The community is preparing to demand rightful access to the land which has already been claimed. 

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Private and Common

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Forest Department of Odisha

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