CFR Recognized Land Fenced Off After Plantations in Dumerbahal Kalahandii

Reported by

Sanghamitra DubeyLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Reason or Cause of Conflict




Type of Land


Private and Common

Type of Common Land





Conservation and Forestry

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by Conflict


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In Dumerbahal village under Meriabandhali Gram Panchayat, Kalahandi district, already 98 acres of land have been recognised under Community Forest Rights. Yet, the forest department took up plantation programme under MGNREGA funds on the claimed land without the consent of the villagers. The authorities limited themselves to orally communicating with the community. To restrict the access to the plantation area NonTimber Forest Products, the area has been fenced. The Gram Sabha is preparing for a public hearing to address the issue.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Odisha

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