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

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

October 28, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Private and Common

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Conservation and Forestry

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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.

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