Eviction from Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary Without Proper Rehabilitation

Reported by

Eleonora FanariLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

Location of Conflict




This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

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Conservation and Forestry

The Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary it extends for about 245 sq km, in the Mahasamund district of Chhattisgarh. There were about 21 villages residing inside the sanctuary, of which three have been relocated between 2008 to 2015, vis. Rampur, Latadadar and Nawapara. In 2010, 135 families from Rampur were shifted and later around 2014 the two other villages, vis. Latadadar and Nawapara got shifted. The forest dwellers did not receive proper rehabilitation and they have been transferred to the new site without receiving the package of 10 lack rupees as per WLPA, and their rights were not settled before relocation. According to the authorities pucca house of 800 sqft on plot of 500 sqm, Rs 50,000/ as cash incentive and access to basic services like road, school, Anganwadi, community center, electricity, public toilet, drinking water, PDS shop etc. have been provided. But according to local sources, the people did not received any compensation. According to the information shared in FebMarch 2013 from a Chattisgarh State Assembly, the forest villages of Bafra, Gudagarh, Mudpaar, Bhimauri, Dheba and Akaltara are proposed to be displaced from the sanctuary. According to a Tehelka report, the relocation has been carried on through CAMPA funding.

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Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:

Raipur Forest Department

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Dalit Adivasi Manch

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