CAMPA Plantation Undermines FRA in Bakingia Village of Kandhamal

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict

Bakingia

,

Kandhamal

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

(

)

People Affected by Conflict

403

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

200

ha

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

In Bakingia village of Kandhamal district, forest department of Odisha has violated the Forest Rights Act (FRA) by planting 40,000 saplings under compensatory afforestation over the land claimed by tribals under Community Forest Rights (CFR). The village is the home for 84 tribal families, who depend on the forest for their survival. Community rights claims of these families are pending before the district administration. According to the FRA, if the claims of the community are pending, no external activity on the claimed land is allowed. Tribals allege that forest department did not even speak to the residents before starting the plantation.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

Total investment involved (in Crores):

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Land Area Affected
(in Hectares):

200

ha

Starting Year

2015

Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department, Government of Odisha

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