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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Forest Rights Act of 2006
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Non-implementation / violation of the FRA
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