392 hectares of land with pending Community Forest Rights (CFR) claims and some confirmed Individual Forest Rights (IFR) claims has been fenced for plantations in Kerba Mandodar village of Ramana block in Garhwa district of Jharkhand. The village has 72 claimants for IFR over 61 hectares of land, 18 of whom have titles to back up their claims. Similarly, 392 hectares of land has CFR claims, none of which have been settled. According to villagers, the Gram Sabhas consent was never sought prior to the forced plantation drive, nor were there any consultative hearings. 123 families live in the area in question, and they have been displaced by this move of the Forest Department. Their day to day activities, for which they depended on the forest, have been stalled.
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: