In Chhorigarh village located in Dharamgarh Tensil, Kalahandi, Orissa, the Gram Sabha has already been granted Community Forest Rights for over 212.40 acres of land under the Forest Rights Act. Regardless, the forest department took up plantation of species like teak and acacia under MGNERGA funds on the concerned land without the consent of the village residents. Only a few members of the community were orally informed about the programme. The land has now been fenced and grazing is restricted. Though no petition has been filed yet, the Gram Sabha is planning to reach out to the Scheduled Tribes Development Department to fight for their rightful access to the land.
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Forest Department of Odisha
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Legislations Involved in the Conflict:
Forest Rights Act of 2006
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Non-implementation / violation of the FRA
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