In Marchaiya village, Dhurki block, Garhwa district in Jharkhand, 325 hectares of land pending under FRA claims for Community Forest Rights has been fenced and set aside by the Forest Department for their CAMPA based plantation drives. A total of 325 ha. of land in the village has pending CFR claims, aside from 38 claims over 21.85 ha. of land for Individual Forest Rights (IFR), only 8 of which have been settled. Prior to the plantation, the FD did not conduct public hearings or seek the permission of the village Gram Sabha. They damaged the local vegetation in the process and affected the livelihood of 400 families as their access to the forest has been barred. They used the land for its produce and also for grazing their livestock.
Demand/Contention of the Affected Community
Government Bodies Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department of Jharkhand
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Legislations Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Rights Act of 2006
Legal Processes and Loopholes Enabling the Conflict:
Non-implementation / violation of the FRA
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