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

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Sandeep PattnaikLand Conflict Watch

Last updated on

December 3, 2019

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This is A Schedule Five District

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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 subcollector of Bhanjanagar. The memorandum stated that the plantations were affecting the lives and livelihoods of the tribals and their socialcultural 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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Private and Common

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Forest Department, Odisha Government

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