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.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Forest Rights Act of 2006
Whether claims/objections were made as per procedure in the relevant statute
What was the claim(s)/objection(s) raised by the community? What was the decision of the concerned government department?
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Non-implementation violation of the FRA
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department of Odisha
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: