B.Raising village in Gajpati district of Odisha is a home to 54 tribal families. Among others, 39 families have received Individual Forest Rights (IFR) title under Forest Rights Act. Residents of the village have also applied for the Community Forest Rights title. Their claim is pending before the district administration. Meanwhile, forest department covered the land claimed by the tribals, under an ongoing plantation drive. Village residents allege that it is a violation of their rights. The residents are also demanding that the plantation of commercial species should be stopped. According to them, among all the saplings planted in last few years, only a few could survive. Forest department was carrying the plantation drive with the help of 'Van Surakshya Samiti' (VSS). To stop the plantation the Gram Sabha dissolved the VSS of B.Raising, but forest department found another way for funding the plantation in the form of Self Help Groups.
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Forest Department, Government of Odisha
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