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.
Has the Conflict Ended?
When did it end?
Why did the conflict end?
Categories of Legislations Involved in the Conflict
Forest Rights Act of 2006
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
Status of Case In Court
Whether any adjudicatory body was approached
Name of the adjudicatory body
Name(s) of the Court(s)
Major Human Rights Violations Related to the Conflict:
Whether criminal law was used against protestors
Official name of the criminal law. Did the case reach trial?
Reported Details of the Violation:
Date of Violation
Location of Violation
Nature of Protest
Government Departments Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Department of Jharkhand
PSUs Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Government Authorities for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of the Government Authorities Approached
Corporate Parties Involved in the Conflict:
Did LCW Approach Corporate Parties for Comments?
Name, Designation and Comment of Corporate Authorities Approached
Other Parties Involved in the Conflict: