Forced Plantation affects Livelihood in Jharkhand

Reported by

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Marchaiya

Garhwa

This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

1920

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

325

ha

Starting Year

State

Jharkhand

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

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

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Type of Land

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict

Forest Rights Act of 2006

Legislations/Policies Involved

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

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Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:

Forest Department of Jharkhand

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Documented By

Bhasker Tripathi

Reviewed By

Bhasker Tripathi

Updated By

Bhasker Tripathi

Edited By

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch
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