Forcible Plantation by Govt on Land Claimed by Tribal's in Ganjam

Reported by

Sandeep Pattnaik

Published on

June 18, 2017

June 18, 2017

Updated on

June 18, 2017

Location of Conflict

Golia

Ganjam

This is A Schedule Five District

Reason or Cause of Conflict

Plantations

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People Affected by Conflict

110

Land Area Affected (in Hectares)

39

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Starting Year

2016

State

Odisha

Sector

Conservation and Forestry

Dahanipalli, a small village in Golia Gram Panchayat of the Buguda block in Ganjam district is inhabited by 23 households of the Kondh tribe. The residents of Dahanipalli organised the Palli Sabha (Gram Sabha) on February 10, 2016 and submitted the individual and the community forest rights claims in the office of the Welfare Extension Officer (WEO) at Buguda. Their claim are yet to be settled by the government. The conflict started when the Forest Department started planting trees like eucalyptus and other commercial species on the land claimed by the village residents as theirs under the FRA. The plantation was done without the consent of the village residents. The tribals have been resisting against the replacement of the natural forest with eucalyptus. On June 8, 2017 the village submitted a memorandum to the sub-collector of Bhanjanagar. The memorandum stated that the plantations were affecting the lives and livelihoods of the tribals and their social-cultural practices. They demanded that the government should settle their claims under the FRA before planning any other activity, including plantation, on their land.

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Type of Land

Common

Type of Common Land

Forest

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Forest Department, Odisha Government

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