CFR Claimed Land Fenced Off After CAMPA Plantation in Ratanpala village Kalahhandi

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Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict

Ratanpala

,

Kalahandi

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

566

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

352

ha

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

In Ratanpala village under Bankapalas Gram Panchayat, Kalahandi district of Odisha, the claim of Gram Sabha for Community Forest Rights for the land spread over 870 acres is yet to be recognised. The Forest Rights Act specifies that no external interference is permitted in the claimed area without Gram Sabhas Consent while the application for the claim is still under process. Yet, the forest department has taken up teak and eucalyptus plantation under CAMPA funds in the concerned region without Gram Sabhas consent. Further, the land has been fenced and the access is now restricted.

Region Classification

Type of Land

Common

Private and Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Land Area Affected
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352

ha

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