Forced Plantation Displaced People in Jharkhand

Reported by

Bhasker TripathiLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

February 8, 2021

Location of Conflict

Kerba Mandodar



This is a Left Wing Extremism Affected District

This is A Schedule Five District

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Conservation and Forestry

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.

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Private and Common

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Forest Department of Jharkhand

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