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.
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
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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: